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Paper Towns

  • Author: John Green
  • ISBN: 9781101010938
  • Format: ebook
  • Start: 2023-03-04
  • Finish: 2023-03-04

I decided to read more of John Green’s books after loving The Fault in Our Stars. I read this in one sitting in a few hours and enjoyed it. The story is entertaining and I spent a decent amount of the book chuckling at how dumb teenagers can be. Green says the book is a deconstruction of the manic pixie dream girl trope but I don’t feel like it actually achieves that. It’s certainly not an egregious example of the trope because the girl in question has some depth, but the narrator has the personality of a paper bag, which really doesn’t help the author’s case. I still think it was worth reading, but it’s not great.