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A funny, smart breakdown of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope
on November 4, 2014
This was a really interesting book. I loved A Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, and this one is similar but still different enough to be very satisfying. It's more of a detective story, and I hope Green returns to those, as he's quite excellent at building suspense.
I liked the character development and the humour most of all. It was paced well, it was laugh-out-loud funny, and it had wonderful imagery. It's going to make a great teen movie, because it's got some of the beats but it's a lot smarter, too. As noted, it really breaks down the idea of a MPDG in a complex and clever way.I can't talk about it without spoilers, though.
The ending might not be for everyone. I won't spoil it, but I wish this book had a sequel. That's all I have to say.
I'd definitely recommend it to both old fans and people curious about Green's writing.