The book “Paper Towns” by John Green is a really interesting and captivating book with things people have or may have gone through in life. The book also adds a bit of mystery to it which keeps you hooked and still interested which you may not find often.

The First few chapters of “Paper Towns” by John Green might leave a reader feeling curious/hooked because so many things happen from the midnight trip to payback to sneaking into seaworld. It’s just very chaotic but not in a bad way. An example of this is on page 74.  “And before I could even say anything, the snake lashed out and bit her left ankle” This is so unexpected and crazy because they never expected this to happen to two kids who wanted to be adventurous and try something new and then this happened it’s just crazy.

We learn something interesting about one of the characters, Quentin on page 70 where it says: “Fine, but when SeaWorld, Incorporated, or whatever  sends a letter to Duke University  saying that miscreant Quentin Jacobsen broke into their facility at 4:30 in the morning….” This is typical of how this character acts in this book, so far. He often seems to be cautious and nt very adventurous. If you are the outgoing type of person you may not want to unless your goal is to break his shell.

After this part of the book, most readers probably will be looking forward to reading the rest of the book because you might want to know what happened after words and how things might change.  What’s probably going to happen next is after they get caught they leave on their way home and have some sort of conversation.

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  1. Hayley 2 weeks ago

    Dear Nicolle,
    I am very interested by the title of your post really caught my attention what is life without a risk.I feel like taking risk is a part of life because we live and wed learn to never do that again.I think making mistakes is part of life.One sentence that really caught my attention was when you said along the lines of the book being so mysterious so it keeps you hook and you just wanna keep reading.That makes me wanna go check out the book and read it myself. Thank you for sharing about the current book that you are reading I look forward to reading about you next post hopefully it’s about a book that you are reading.

  2. Jayden Terry 2 weeks ago

    Dear Nicolle
    I am very intrigued by your post because you explained the story well and I like how you included the name of the author and also how you explained the book as “interesting and captivating” and the fact that you say the book includes things people might have gone through. It stood out to me when you said “He often seems to be cautious and not very adventurous.” This is interesting because the character seems to be very careful with himself and that makes him different.I don’t really personally connect to the story but I feel like I would definitely enjoy reading it.

  3. alex c 3 weeks ago

    Dear Nicolle
    I am interested in your post because the book seems to be quite intriguing by your description of it. after reading your post I want to read the book and figure out more about these characters and what happens next.

    One thing you said that stands out for me is: “He often seems to be cautious and not very adventurous.” I think this is interesting because it seems that the character might make some choices that lead to events that others might not chose to do and overall make him special in a way.

    Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I went on a trip to an amusement park for fun but there were some rides that I did not want to go on. but my friends when on it so I kinda peer pressured myself into doing it and it was not as bad as it seemed and I wanted to get on the rides over and over and over again. Its an example of “don’t knock it till you try it.”

    Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to have good taste in books and can explain what said book is about. It also shows how you perceive books that don’t really go and tell you everything about the person.

  4. Heather 4 weeks ago

    Dear Nicolle,
    I am intrigued by your post “What is life without risk” because I had also read this book. I really enjoy the way you talked about the way the author John Green told the story.
    One thing that you wrote that stands out is how you talked about the trip to Sea world. I think that it was one of the highlight of the book.
    Another thing that stood out was “This is typical of how this character acts in this book, so far.” This stood out because you talk about the character development of Quentin. One of my favorite parts was when Quentin and his friends went on the road trip and stopped to get new clothes.
    Since you liked this book I would also recommend the book “The Giver” by Lois Lowry!

  5. Rachel 4 weeks ago

    Dear Nicolle,
    I am interested in your post because I have read this book before. I really enjoyed it, so I was intrigued by your analysis of the beginning. You also did a brief analysis of Quentin which I found insightful as well.
    One thing you said that stands out for me is: “He often seems to be cautious and not very adventurous. If you are the outgoing type of person you may not want to unless your goal is to break his shell.” I think this is a good observation because it sets the tone for the dynamic between his character and Margo for the rest of the book. Margo was always the one having an adventure and trying to push the limits, while Quentin always played it safe. She wanted him to break out of his shell and finally live, and so she pushed him to do so.
    Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One of my friends is very outgoing and likes to live unpredictably, like Margo. She always is pushing me out of my shell and challenging me to try new things. People like this are very important because they can teach us so much about enjoying life.
    Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of your insight on this book. It was fun to read a different perspective on the book and see how it can impact readers.

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