This is the fourth book of John Green I've read so far (The Fault in our Stars being the first, then Will Grayson, Will Grayson with David Levithan, and Let It Snow with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle), and I have to admit, judging by the title and the book cover, I thought it will be, at least, the least interesting book he's written (and i've yet to read Alaska and Katherines), but really, you do NOT judge a book by its covers, let alone the skill of an author.
With that said, I really found Paper Towns so open minded and deep, to the point that you just have to agree with what the characters are saying. I mean, they do made sense. Also the book teaches us that there really are people who cares.
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I, too, sometimes think of just going to a place and just staying there. I love traveling and when I get to a place that's new to me, I always think if what if I stayed here, or how will I live, how will I get food, or a job, or friends? I almost prepare myself and tell myself that I want to stay, or rather, leave to stay, but I can't help but think about what i'm going to leave behind. Family, current job, seeing friends, shelter, home, and all that stuff. Sure I call it scared, for it kinda is, but I'm not really ashamed, cause one i am certainly not ready for that kind of move, and two, there's nothing wrong with being scared. But like in the book, it's really great and exciting to have a story so different and so exotic to tell one day.
Although i'm still on skipping classes, i am not a fan of running away without leaving a clear intention or saying goodbye properly, skipping graduation, or let alone going to one without any clothes under your toga ( although i must admit it would be really funny to witness an intentional nudity exposure, not for perverted reasons but for just plain fun and humor xD)
Anyway it's a great book. read it in one night. and i'm now on Katherines.
Haven't posted the other books i've finished, i'll consolidate my thoughts and try to remember them to post later.