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❶I would recommend this book to anyone who is into stories about love, mystery, meaning, and life itself. My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class.

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Quentin struggles to analyze all of Margo's clues and is unsure whether it confirms her suicide or validates his hypothesis that Margo was unsatisfied with her fake life. Eventually, the clues lead Quentin to believe Margo may be hiding in or buried in one of the many abandoned subdivision projects or "pseudovisions" around Orlando. He drives to all of the pseudovisions where he feels that she may be hiding, but cannot find her. On the day of his graduation, while getting ready, Quentin discovers Margo has been hiding in a fictional town in New York called Agloe , which was created as a copyright trap by mapmakers.

Quentin, Radar, Ben, and Lacey skip graduation and drive to New York to search for her, with a plan to drive to Agloe before noon on May In Agloe, they discover Margo is living in an old, dilapidated barn. She is shocked to see them, which angers the group, who expected her to be grateful for their presence. Margo had left those clues to assure Quentin that she is okay and she did not want to be found. Angry at her lack of gratitude, Radar, Ben, and Lacey leave the barn and spend the night at a motel.

Quentin realizes the image he had of her was as fake as the one that she had been emitting to everyone else, and becomes furious at her for wasting his time. Margo argues that Quentin saved her for egotistical reasons; he wanted to be a knight in shining armor who saved the troubled girl. Ultimately, Quentin accepts it was unfair for him to expect Margo to live up to his perfect image of her. After their deep conversation, Margo decides to go to New York City and asks Quentin to accompany her.

Quentin wants to stay with her, but understands his home life and responsibilities prevents him from doing so. Margo promises to Quentin that she will keep contact with him. The novel is written in three parts. Each individual part is named for a specific metaphor used considerably in that section. Each individual chapter within the first two parts is labeled with a number.

However, the third part of the novel is divided into smaller sections. Each section refers to the hour of the characters' road trip. Throughout the novel, the concept of paper towns is mentioned several times. As a former Orlando resident, John Green had seen and heard of many "paper towns". His first experience with a "paper town" occurred during his junior year of college while on a road trip. In South Dakota, he and his friend came across a paper town called Holen.

At the end of the novel, John Green states that the story of Agloe presented in the text is mostly true: But then people with these old Esso maps kept looking for it, and so someone built a store, making Agloe real. Paper Towns received mostly positive reviews. Publishers Weekly said, "the title, which refers to unbuilt subdivisions and copyright trap towns that appear on maps but don't exist, unintentionally underscores the novel's weakness: It also said the novel is "another teen pleasing read".

Though we only really see Margo for the first third of the book, the clues really create her character and give us the feeling she's a complex person. Finding out who Margo is through the things she left behind was a really great way to develop her character.

Rebecca Swain of Orlando Sentinel stated, " Paper Towns has convinced me that jaded adult readers need to start raiding the Teen's section at the bookstore. Green, who grew up in Orlando and uses the city as a backdrop for the story, taps into the cadence of teenage life with sharp and funny writing, but transcends age with deeper insights.

Philpot, editorial assistant of The Horn Book Guide, said, "the end breaks your heart, and yet it feels right". Robert Corwin of Arizona State University wrote, "some readers may find the author's use of language and sexual content objectionable. On June 23, , Paper Towns was removed from the summer reading list for 13 year olds at Dr John Long Middle School in Pasco County, Florida after a parent complained to a board member that she disapproved of the book's sexual content.

The National Coalition Against Censorship responded to the removal by calling for the book to be reinstated to the reading list. In a letter to the district superintendent, the organization wrote, "No sound educational rationale for removing the book has been articulated, nor is it likely that one could be". Jake Schreier directed the film. Jaz Sinclair appeared in the film as Angela, Radar's girlfriend. The paperback edition of the novel was released on September 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For the copyright traps added to maps, see phantom settlement. This article is about the novel. They bond on the way, as Benjamin and Lacey are going to the prom together; Marcus and Angela consummate their relationship. When they do not find Margo where they expect her to be, Quentin stays while the others return home with his car. He finds Margo on the street and admits his affection for her, but she does not feel the same way.

She ran away from home to escape her neglectful parents, in an attempt to figure out who she is. She left the clues to let Quentin know that she is safe, not to invite him to follow her. Margo remains in Agloe. Quentin books a bus ticket home and they share a farewell kiss. Before he leaves, Margo tells him that she has been in contact with Ruthie since leaving Orlando.

Returning to Orlando, Quentin enjoys the company of his friends at the prom. After graduation, he continues spending time with them throughout the summer before they all leave for college. The rights to the film had been optioned since at least ; [7] Green wrote the first draft of the screenplay himself. Although the novel features a scene set in SeaWorld the location was changed after the release of the CNN documentary Blackfish which was highly critical of the theme park keeping orcas.

Although the novel is set primarily in Orlando, Florida, North Carolina's tax incentives for filmmakers made it the affordable choice for principal photography according to Green. The crew was encouraged to finish filming before December 31, , the date when certain tax incentives would expire.

Filming began on November 3, , in and around Charlotte, North Carolina and concluded on December 19, Cast members were dressed for warm weather even though it was cold.

The film was originally supposed to be released on July 31, It was released on May 22 instead. In the United States and Canada, the film opened at 3, theaters on July 24, , alongside two other films, Pixels and Southpaw. However, in terms of admissions, it was second behind the former film. Paper Towns received mixed reviews from film critics. The site's critical consensus reads, " Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages.

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