le 7 juin 2015
Comment ne pas craquer pour un autre livre de John Green.
Ayant lu d'abord "Nos étoiles contraires", je me suis décidée à acheter d'autres livres du même auteur. La plume de John Green est délicate , j'adore.
C'est l'histoire de Quentin qui craque pour sa voisine Margo depuis qu'il est petit. Etant enfant, ils passent beaucoup de temps ensemble. Mais avec l'âge, les deux ne se voient plus et ne se parlent plus.
Un jour Margo disparaît et laisse pleins de petit indices à Quentin. C'est alors avec ses amis qu'il va tenter de retrouver Margo.
C'est une très belle histoire. On s'attache très vite au personnages. Lu an anglais, il se lit facilement et rapidement.
Je conseille ce livre à ceux qui aime le charme de John Green!
le 17 août 2011
I first fell in love with John Green when he came out with the book LOOKING FOR ALASKA. I was equally enchanted with AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES. Last night, I finally finished John Green's latest and greatest addition, PAPER TOWNS. Mind you, I have been trying to finish it for three days crammed between work, work, and more work. It got to the point that something had to give and it was going to be my work, because I just had to finish the book. I read someone else's review and she said that she was tempted to skip to page 305, the last page, to see what happened to one of the main characters, Margo. I want this person to know I was tempted to but, alas, I did not peek either - I was so proud of myself. Besides, waiting until the end made the book even more satisfying.
Reading this book reminded me of the people who I went to high school with - the band geeks, the jocks, the Untouchable popular kids. I knew people that were like Margo, Quentin, Radar, Ben, and Lacey. Some I liked, others I didn't. I get Margo's feeling of needing to get out of the paper town she lives in so she doesn't get even more sucked in.
Would I have done it her way? Probably not, but her way led to some really funny dialogue between the characters and a neat little mystery to figure out.
PAPER TOWNS pulls you in from the beginning. One thing Green does so well is go into detail, painting rich layers seamlessly tying together the characters and their stories.
We read a story about something that happened in Quentin and Margo's childhood and then skip forward many years to a time right before Prom, which Quentin will not go to for any amount of money offered. Things get interesting when Margo shows up at his window dressed liked a ninja, insisting that he has to help her. Mind you, Margo is Quentin's unrequited love, so you tell me, does he go along with Margo's adventure? It only takes a little coaxing, but he sure does. The night, as they accomplish all the things on Margo's list, who is hellbent on revenge, is pretty magical, not just for Quentin but Margo, too.
School the next day was definitely interesting, for lack of a better word. Quentin struggles to say awake in class because their adventure lasted to just about dawn, and then realizes that Margo isn't in school. I am not sure if I would have gone to school, either, after all they had done the night before....
The question will soon become - where is Margo? She has seemingly disappeared, leaving clues for Quentin to find. Will Quentin and his friends figure out the clues, and will they lead to Margo? And if they do, will she be dead or alive? You will just have to read the book to find out.
It will not surprise me one iota if Green walks away with a few awards for this book. Definitely another winner!
Reviewed by: coollibrarianchick
le 10 janvier 2013
Maybe I'm too old for this kind of "finding yourself" novel- but I also think there's too many repetitions and clichés masquerading as insights. I do like it, though- it's entertaining and moving, and it's better than most young adult fiction out there.
le 2 novembre 2014
I wanted to read this book because I read the Fault in our Stars and I wanted to read another book of John Green to see if they were similiar. If you want to read a sad and cancer story don't read this. I loved this book. It's a great, cute and funny story. I thought the idea was great. I don't like spoiling so read it to discover for yourself a superb story.
le 24 novembre 2015
Paper Town était mon premier livre en VO, autant dire que j'étais particulièrement fière en le refermant pour la dernière fois ! (Et le titre original correspond tellement mieux à l'histoire que celui de la version française !) C'était aussi mon 2ème John Green, après avoir lu "Nos étoiles contraires" j'avoue avoir été un peu déçue tant j'avais adoré et été bouleversée par le premier.
Dès le début j’ai détesté le personnage de Margo. Elle m’agaçait de faire tourner le monde autour d’elle, je l'ai trouvé absolument insupportable, hautaine et prétentieuse.L’avantage est qu’elle est peu présente puisque, comme il est dit dans le résumé, elle disparaît.
Cela dit l’histoire était quand même bien, pleine d’humour et de passion. Certes la fin n'est certainement pas ce a quoi je m'attendait, mais elle est tout à fait époustouflante et pleine de morale pour le coup.
le 28 novembre 2015
OH MY GOD this book is AMAZING! The mixt of humour, love, sadness, and doubt is very well done. I felt like I was Quentin's friend and Margo is a very interesting caracter. Once you've started it, it becomes addictive!! I would advise to read the book before seeing the film!