Winner of the Edgar Award
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
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Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew.
#1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
John Green is a superstar in the world of young adult fiction; after reading Paper Towns, we’re more convinced than ever that he deserves that lofty status. In this wise and witty novel, unapologetic good guy Quentin Jacobsen—a high school senior—is in love with his enigmatic next-door neighbour, Margo Roth Spiegelman. When Margo disappears, Quentin embarks on an epic, eye-opening search mission. Green, who wrote the mega-hit The Fault in Our Stars, has a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and a gift for creating characters so real you’ll swear you’ve met them all.
Green melds elements from his Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines the impossibly sophisticated but unattainable girl, and a life-altering road trip for another teen-pleasing read. Weeks before graduating from their Orlando-area high school, Quentin Jacobsen's childhood best friend, Margo, reappears in his life, specifically at his window, commanding him to take her on an all-night, score-settling spree. Quentin has loved Margo from not so afar (she lives next door), years after she ditched him for a cooler crowd. Just as suddenly, she disappears again, and the plot's considerable tension derives from Quentin's mission to find out if she's run away or committed suicide. Margo's parents, inured to her extreme behavior, wash their hands, but Quentin thinks she's left him a clue in a highlighted volume of Leaves of Grass. Q's sidekick, Radar, editor of a Wikipedia-like Web site, provides the most intelligent thinking and fuels many hilarious exchanges with Q. 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: both milquetoast Q and self-absorbed Margo are types, not fully dimensional characters. Readers who can get past that will enjoy the edgy journey and off-road thinking. Ages 12 up.
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My favorite book of John Green
This book are very good and he have a lot of suspens !
I wouldn't even waste my time with the free sample get the whole book right now it's one of the best I've ever read!
No words are able to describe my love for this book, other than Wow. Never in a million years did I expect to fall in Love with a John Green book like this. The connections shared between the characters are downright perfect, and the connection between Margo and Q was on point. The book was very well paced and kept me up all night reading.