Monday, June 16, 2014

Paper Towns Book Review

Paper Towns
            Paper Towns is a jaw-dropping novel by John Green is full of mystery, adventure, and love.  Quentin (Q) is in love with Margo Roth Spiegelman, but she does not know that.  Margo has fascinated Q for as long as he can remember but he has never had the courage to go up to her and tell her.  They have been friends since the very beginning as well, but went different ways when they got older.  That all changes on one fateful night, when Margo climbs through Q’s window and proposes a plan of revenge that she needs Q’s help with.  Together they go on an adventure and humiliate Margo’s enemies like, Margo’s boyfriend and her past friends.  But when Margo does not come back after a couple of days Q starts to worry.  Margo disappears from time to time but he knows that this time is different.  She is not a missing minor anymore, so the cops do not really search for her.  Therefore, Q starts his own search for her with his friends, Ben and Radar, and Ben’s girlfriend and Margo’s ex-best friend, Lacey.  They travel to many places and go on an outright crazy journey just to find her.  Along the way they find clues that they believe will lead them to her, but will it be enough to find her?

            John Green uses writing that is easily understood.  He is descriptive but not too wordy.  The novel makes you think about yourself and who you really are.  Each word and sentence will leave you wanting more until you find out who the real Margo is and where she went.  People who love adventure and love coming together into one novel will like this book.   Elizabeth B.; Teen Reviewer

Every Day Book Review

Every Day
            David Levithan’s novel, Every Day, is an astounding novel.  It describes true love and sacrifice between the relationship of the protagonists, A and Rhiannon.  A does not have a body of his own; He switches everyday into a new one.  He meets Rhiannon when he is in her boyfriend – Justin’s – body.  He suddenly falls in love with Rhiannon, but how do you explain to someone that you inhabit a different person each day?  A keeps meeting her as someone else, but she has no idea it is him.  When A feels he can really trust her he tells her about his life and that this is how it has always been.  One boy, named Nathan which A inhabited, thinks that he has been possessed by the devil and questions him through emails and has now become a problem for A.  A must find a way to take care of Nathan and find a way to make Rhiannon happy with the idea of being able to love him.
            Every Day showed love and all the different perspectives of life and people.  For instance, A becomes a homeschooled boy for one day but then the next he is a popular girl living the life of luxury.  Levithan used uncomplicated language to portray the characters and to describe the plot.  Levithan wrote a book that leaves you wondering about how you look at the world and how you should look at it.  Anyone who enjoys reading about supernatural occurrences, love, and adventure will certainly like this book.  Elizabeth B.; Teen Reviewer