Margo Roth Speilman is the coolest girl in school. The type that can easily waltz into the back stage of a rock concert and is completely adored by the whole school. Quentin has always admired her from afar, but one night, she bursts into his bedroom window and demands an all-night road trip pulling pranks on all the people who have wronged her.
The next day, Margo is nowhere to be found. She's completely disappeared. Quentin and his friends will now have to follow clues to discover her whereabouts, constantly wondering who the real Margo truly is.
It's needless to say that I was gripped from the very first page. John Green has a way of sucking you straight into the centre of the action. His characters are always quirky, mysterious and full of witticisms and Paper Towns is no different.
The novel is set in his home town of Florida. I've been there a couple of times with my family on holiday and I loved spotting landmarks in the novel that I'd been to in real life.
The main theme of this book is facades. It turns out that Margo is a mystery, as the clues develop, it's clear that there's a lot more to her than meets the eye. Maybe she's not the "cool girl" everybody thought she was.
I found it a very relatable read as I think everybody's felt like they were hiding a part of themselves at some point in their lives.
And John Green can do no wrong in my eyes!