Monday, January 11, 2016
I have never been one for love stories, especially ones that take place in a high school setting. However, the ending of Paper Towns and the theme therein made this love story more realistic and tolerable. I think it is important to instill in teens that a person is just a person and idealizing someone and putting them on a pedestal is unhealthy for both parties. Sometimes, things just don't work out despite your best intentions. But that isn't the end of the world and Green does a great job highlighting this. Some hard truths are learned in this novel and they are taught in a humorous and beautifully written way.
I give it 3/5 stars.