Greetings, Internet! I am back after battling the plague last week with a Teaser Tuesday post!
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste.”
~ Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns by John Green
Needed a good comfort read that fit in with a Seasonal Reading Challenge task, so I went with John Green. And while this quote doesn’t really give much insight to the story, it does tell you a bit about one of the characters that is the focal point of the story. Plus, I just like it. She’s got a point, doesn’t she?
Got any good teasers to share? Leave them in comments!
Words cannot fully express how much I love this book, but I am going to try. It is my favorite John Green book, and that is saying something.
This is the story of Quentin, a high school senior, and his next door neighbor, Margo. Quentin and Margo were friends as children, but have since grown apart, since she is one of the cool kids at school and he is, well, not. Then one night, Margo appears at Quentin’s window and invites him to come with her on an adventure that involves sneaking out, staying up all night, getting revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend and the friend who should have told her about it, and ends with breaking into Sea World (the only Orlando theme park that Margo hadn’t broken into previously). The night seems magical, as does Margo at times, but the next day, she disappears. Her parents, tired of her strange antics and previous runaway attempts, decide that since she’s eighteen now, she’s on her own.
It’s up to Quentin to find out what happened to Margo, especially since she has left several clues behind that only Quentin would be able to find or understand. It’s a crazy scavenger hunt through poetry and music, through abandoned buildings throughout Central Florida, and ending with the best road trip I’ve ever read about.
This book made me laugh and cry, often at the same time. I love how, the more Quentin learns about Margo, the more he realizes that he barely knew her at all. She had always been this fantasy, this unattainable girl, but she was also a lot more than that. This book also deals with how it feels when childhood officially ends, leaving behind everything you knew and going off into your future.
So yes, this is an awesome book. Go read it. Now.