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Paper towns / John Green.

By: Green, John, 1977- [author.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 305 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525478188; 0525478183; 9780142414934; 014241493X; 9780732289003; 0732289009; 9780525555735; 0525555730.Subject(s): Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Bildungsromans | Revenge -- Juvenile fiction | Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Coming of age -- Fiction | Teenage boy/girl relations -- Fiction | High school seniors -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Neighbors -- Fiction | Missing persons investigation -- Fiction | Determination in teenage boys -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Romance -- Contemporary | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes -- Friendship | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes -- Runaways | Bildungsromans | Missing persons | Neighbors | Revenge | Missing persons -- Fiction | Bildungsromans | Mystery fiction | Missing persons -- Teen fiction | Coming of age -- Teen fiction | Florida -- Juvenile fiction | Florida -- Fiction | Florida | Florida -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Bildungsromans -- Young adult. | Bildungsromans. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Young adult works. | Bildungsromans. | Mystery fiction. | Bildungsromans. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction -- Juvenile fiction. | Bildungsromans.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G8233 | Pap 2008PS3607.R432928 | P37 2008A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
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One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

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Gr 9 Up-Quentin Jacobsen, 17, has been in love with his next-door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for his entire life. A leader at their Central Florida high school, she has carefully cultivated her badass image. Quentin is one of the smart kids. His parents are therapists and he is, above all things, "goddamned well adjusted." He takes a rare risk when Margo appears at his window in the middle of the night. They drive around righting wrongs via her brilliant, elaborate pranks. Then she runs away (again). He slowly uncovers the depth of her unhappiness and the vast differences between the real and imagined Margo. Florida's heat and homogeneity as depicted here are vivid and awful. Green's prose is astounding-from hilarious, hyperintellectual trash talk and shtick, to complex philosophizing, to devastating observation and truths. He nails it-exactly how a thing feels, looks, affects-page after page. The mystery of Margo-her disappearance and her personhood-is fascinating, cleverly constructed, and profoundly moving. Green builds tension through both the twists of the active plot and the gravitas of the subject. He skirts the stock coming-of-age character arc-Quentin's eventual bravery is not the revelation. Instead, the teen thinks deeper and harder-about the beautiful and terrifying ways we can and cannot know those we love. Less-sophisticated readers may get lost in Quentin's copious transcendental ruminations-give Paper Towns to your sharpest teens.-Johanna Lewis, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24, 1977. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and religious studies. Before becoming a writer, he was a publishing assistant and production editor for Booklist, which is a book review journal. His first novel, Looking for Alaska, was published in 2005 and won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature in 2006. His other works include An Abundance of Katherines, a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book; Paper Towns, which won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize; and The Fault in Our Stars, which was a New York Times Best Seller. He is also the co-author, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. <p> Two of John Green's titles, The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, have been made into major motion pictures. His title, An Abundance of Katherines, made the New York Times Best Seller List. Paper Towns made The New Zealand Best Seller List 2015. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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