Quentin “Q” Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman were playmates and next door neighbors until they grew up and grew apart. In high school, Q worships her hotness from afar. Then one night during their senior year, Margo climbs through his bedroom window and back into his life. Dressed like a ninja, she demands he accompany her on a hair-raising escapade. After a night of mischief and mayhem – but no breaking and entering – during which Margo breaks up with her boyfriend, Q actually believes he might have a chance with her. Instead, the next day she disappears.
The mystery of Margo becomes Q’s obsession, giving new meaning to the term girl-chasing. Did she join the circus? A-gain? Or get swallowed up in the Big Apple? Or is she just hiding out in a “pseudovision” (abandoned subdivision), watching him? Or was it suicide?
But the biggest question of all is whether the real live Margo can hold a torch to the Margo of Q’s imagination. Or does reality bite?
Paper Towns is a sometimes hilarious – sometimes poignant road trip through the teenage condition toward self discovery.
Copyright (c) 2008 by Peggy Tibbetts