What I’ve Read: Paper Towns by John Green

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Yes, this is a book review about a John Green novel that isn’t The Fault in the Stars…. ;)

John Green Paper Towns

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life – dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues – and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer Q gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew.

John Green is overrated.  Yep, I said it.   This is the third book of his that has left me disappointed – I’ve also read TFIOS (RUBBISH!) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (dull as dishwater).  Seriously, his books are written purely to be quoted on Tumblr.  That’s all they are.  When did teenagers become so eloquent; spouting paragraph after paragraph of prose of hipster poetry.  Blah, blah, blah… You should never judge a book by it’s cover.. you can never know a person truly.. Well no shhhhhh-ugar Benedict Cumberbatch!

I’m pretty angry at the amount of time this book has taken away from me, and I can’t get that time back.  I would say a large portion of the book is Q chasing after Margo, the most annoying, pretentious, hipster, bitchy character Green could have ever thought up.  Apparently, she’s quite pretty so that excuses her to play with people’s feelings and act like a giant PIECE OF MALE SEXUAL ANATOMY.   If I could jump into a book and slap a character, I’d roundhouse her so hard she’d be calling me Chuck Norris.

AARGHHHH.  Please stop buying into this John Green hype, the more you encourage him, the more he will stay around.  I’m sure he is a lovely guy to hang out with but as an author?  Nah.



Danniella x

February 5, 2014
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  • Reply Libby

    “Oh I’m so deep and mysterious I’m going to run away and be really dramatic and live in a filthy barn where I’ll no doubt contract Tetanus (which I’d probably like because tetanus is pretty rare these days, and I’ll get tons of attention) and I’m just going to sit in said barn and read and write and act mysterious then when you find me I’ll be pissed off because you ruined my mysterious tranquil aura” JUST FECK THE FECK OFF YA MELODRAMATIC BINT!!!

    I’m sorry, you’ve stirred up all sorts of emotions. I hated Paper Towns so much. I hated the characters, I hated the storyline, I hated everything.
    I didn’t enjoy TFIOS either, I can’t relate to any of John Greens characters and his books make me angry.

    Okay I’m done here. Apologies.

    February 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Hahahahaha oh you! Those were my thoughts too. All that money and time wasted on some lass…

      February 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Jaye

    FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE WHO DOESN’T GET IT. All I need now is someone who doesn’t like Frozen and I’m good to go.

    February 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      … I did enjoy Frozen :(

      February 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm
      • Reply Jaye Rockett


        February 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm
        • Reply Danniella Josephine

          :'( February 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  • Reply Chelsea

    “If I could jump into a book and slap a character, I’d roundhouse her so hard she’d be calling me Chuck Norris.” is the best thing said by anyone ever.

    February 6, 2014 at 9:03 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I do try ;)

      February 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Mmm, I’ve not really bought into the hype, but I have read a couple of his books and you’re right, his books are a bit blah. TFiOS left me annoyed and Looking for Alaska pissed me off with the ending. He’s definitely overrated.

    Laura x

    February 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      He is, he does seem like a nice guy but his books are too-Tumblr! x

      February 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Kloe

    I completely agree! John Green is so overrated! I read Looking For Alaska years ago and thought it was alright, but everyone seems to rave about it. I’ve got The Fault In Our Stars but I just can’t bring myself to read it haha. I’m pleased I’ve read this review because I was considering reading it haha.
    Best review ever!
    Kloe xx

    February 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thanks baby girl! <3

      February 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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