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Not a very good book, just read it if you want something easy and fast to read.
on June 6, 2015
So, first Ill make a review without spoilers and the with them.
Review spoiler's free:
This is a fast read. You will be wondering all the time what happened to Margo, which will make you want to read more. The characters aren't well developed and, to my personal opinion, are quite flat. There were interesing metaphores that I think weren't exploded in the right way. I haven't read any other John Green's book but this semmed like a book written by a young man that COULD become a good writter. There is a lot of high school drama and the feeling of your life ending because you are almost done with school (interesting subject but not fully developed).
Review with spoilers:
I think the story was too short, to the point the author needed to put unecessary information like all the details of the road trip. Q is too self centered, to the point that it bothered me what a bad friend he was. And Margo, she was the flatest character of all. Its fine she was a troubled teen but come one, a teenager's life can be more complex than "I live a superficial life and I hate my parents". The author always played around deeper subjects but never got into them, like when Q's perents talk about Margo's parents. I thought the paper town and paper people were an awesome metaphore but, once again, the author never goes deep down on the interesting subjects. Why on earth would goody-two-shoes Q leave EVERYTHING for a childhood crush? I dont know, I think that what bothers me is that this story had potential but the author wasnt able to develope it correctly. For example, it would have been way better if Margo was actually dead and it changed Q for ever. At the end of the story I think all the characters end up being the same person they were at the begining, which bothers me deepley, why would a story be worth telling if at the end it is as not much changed in the characters life. If Q hadnt find Margo Im sure their life would have ended almost the same way.