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Paper Towns by John Green
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Green seems to be obsessed with mislabeled "perfect" female characters who are depressed and destructive. PAPER TOWNS, similar to all of Green's works, is well-written and has an elevated literary element, unlike a lot of YA, but he seemed to plagiarize his own story, LOOKING FOR ALASKA. Although this novel is much better than the aforementioned, his main characters have the same personality traits as that story, and it is essentially the same plot, except for the final outcome.

I still enjoyed the story, and I see why all of his works are consistently on the NY Times Best Seller list, but I don't know if I can be bothered to read his others if they will all follow the same pattern, following parallel characters in the same towns.

I did, however, immensely enjoy the literary analysis of Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" as it interconnected with Margo's story. Green does have a way to make literature accessible to young minds.
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Reading Progress

July 30, 2015 – Shelved
July 30, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 21, 2015 – Started Reading
August 29, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 30, 2015 – Shelved as: mystery
August 30, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult

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