When I first heard that Rick Riordan was making a sequel series to Percy Jackson where Percy Jackson was NOT in fact the protagonist, I thought: HECKWhen I first heard that Rick Riordan was making a sequel series to Percy Jackson where Percy Jackson was NOT in fact the protagonist, I thought: HECK NO. You can't write a Percy Jackson book that isn't about Percy Jackson! Complete blasphemy! But then, I read it. And WOW. Mind completely blown. Reading the Lost Hero was akin to...coming home, reuniting with a lost friend. It was completely amazing! The new characters: Jason, Piper, and Leo, are surprisingly likable! This coming from someone who was all set to dislike them immediately! I don't want to give anything away from the plot, but all I have to say is I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW! I am sitting on edge edge of my seat in excitement for next fall!
Rick Riordan, you are my hero. And not the tragic, Greek kind, either. You kick-ass. Roman style.
Now if only we can get J.K. Rowling to do the same......more
First off, if you haven't read Looking for Alaska, also by John Green, I would advise you to do so. Because after completing the wonderfully, enjoyablFirst off, if you haven't read Looking for Alaska, also by John Green, I would advise you to do so. Because after completing the wonderfully, enjoyable angst-fest, you will enjoy this humorous read even more.
To sum it up, the book is centered around "used-to-be" prodigy, Colin Singleton. And the fact that he has dated 19 girls named Katherine. (and no, not C-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E, God forbid!) When his latest Katherine dumps him, he and his blunt and unabashed best friend, Hassen, decide to go on road trip, one that leads to heartbreak, friendship, and ultimately, a little bit of self discovery. Oh, and a girl NOT named Katherine.
After all, you can't solve life and love with a mathematical equation. This calls for a "Eureka" moment! (just read it)...more
My second favorite John Green book! Followed by An Abundance of Katherines and preceded by Looking for Alaska. I like to think of this book as the inMy second favorite John Green book! Followed by An Abundance of Katherines and preceded by Looking for Alaska. I like to think of this book as the in between. While it is just as comical as Katherines, it has that heart-wrenching "something more" that I so appreciated in Looking for Alaska.
Just as previous John Green books, Paper Towns is centered on a male teenage outcast, Quentin, and his love for the seemingly intangible, Margo. (You'd think I would get tired of this set up, but, no! It just keeps getting better and better!)
However, unlike Katherines and Alaska, this one includes a bit of mystery--one that is chiefly made up of Margo's enigmatic character. The book follows Quentin (Q) and his quest to obtain the seemingly unobtainable. It's about pedestals and love and uncapitalized letters.
And to quote, "What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person." So true, John Green, so true....more