- Buy three paperback titles for £10 from the qualifying selection, when dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Paper Towns Paperback – 19 Dec 2013
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
More About the Author
Imagine a hybrid of Scooby Doo and The Catcher in the Rye and you get a little of this novel's flavour (The Financial Times)
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 (School Library Journal)
Genuine - and genuinely funny - dialogue, a satisfyingly tangled but not unbelievable mystery and delightful secondary characters (Kirkus Reviews)
A boy, a girl, some clues and a brilliant road trip across America.
From New York Times bestselling author, John GreenSee all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Quentin (Q) has been infatuated with his next-door neighbour, Margo, since they were both 9 years old and were involved in a traumatic experience. But to Q, Margo is completely unobtainable; she's magical, courageous, wild and unique where as he's a bit of a geek, self conscious and timid. I wasn't expecting to like and relate to Q as much as I did, not being a teenage male myself. But I'm sure we've all known someone like Margo, who we see as so perfect but completely out of our league, and idolise so much they become almost godlike in our imaginations. He also has all the qualities required so that anyone, of any age can identify with him, with flaws as human as they come. He's a bit dorky, easily embarrassed, obsessive and impatient. He's also sensitive, thoughtful and loyal. Above all though, he's just a really nice kid and someone you would want to be friends with.
The other characters in the book are equally well rounded. Q's friends, Radar and Ben each have their own quirks, which make them completely believable. The dynamics and dialogue between the three miss-fit boys is superb, ranging from hysterically funny, cringe-worthy, contemplative and touching. I really liked seeing such close friendship from a male perspective, something I have rarely come across.Read more ›
I would recommend anyone, young or old, to read this book. What it will give you is an experience that not only will you enjoy but that maybe you might get something out of. I live in the UK, and I had to buy this book on Amazon because it is not published here; apparently, the UK are not receptive to YA novels of this nature. All I can say is, it's a shocking indictment on us, and not the book.
after this book had me laughing out loud! I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book and so glad this was
bought me as a gift!
The story is from the point of view of Q otherwise known as "Quentin" and his relationship with a very mysterious
girl named Margo Roth Spieglemann. A girl who Q has known most of his life. He describes Margo as being his miracle,
because of all the places in all of Florida Margo moved in next door to him. He's always been in awe of Margo
thinking her a complete mystery, someone exciting and surprising, and unattainable. As they grow up they drift apart
and Q goes to admiring her form afar. However, even though Q and his friends are on the botoom end of the pecking
order at school, his one time friendship with Margo has kept them protected from the bullies.
The story starts mere weeks before graduation and Margo turning up with a painted black face at his window very
late at night, determined to get him to be her wheel man whilst she carries out her epic plan for the people
in her life who she feels have wronged her. Mostly because of his secret affection for her he evntually agrees to
go along with her schemes and ultimately has the most amazing night of his life. The next day Margo has vanished.
Everyone tells him that she's just after attention and will turn up but Q is left very worried and determined to
track her down. He finds what appear to be clues in her bedroom and with the help of his two hilarious friends
Ben and Radar he begins a quest to figure out the clues and ultimately bring Margo back to Orlando.Read more ›
High school pupils will find this book relevant and will reflect on the topic of "change" - the leaving.
Parents of teens will gain a refreshed understanding of what goes on in their strangers' mind.
Older people will either find this book incredibly boring or incredibly cute and smile not only at the characters, but at some wonderful messages that John Green leaves for us throughout the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the book but part 3 was kinda boring as it was mostly about Quentin and his friends on a road tripPublished 3 days ago
Amazing! Heart warming emotional and mysterious.i enjoyed it sooo much and loved the tension drama and amazing news. I would rate 10/10Published 6 days ago by Jonathan Tallon
suppose its ok but i wouldnt go and recomend it to someone right away………
i found it hard to read and would prefer some other work like the fault in our stars but still i did... Read more