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John Green Paper Towns
John Michael Green was born on the August 29 th, 1977 in Indianapolis. He attended Indian Springs School for boarding school and he attended Kenyon College. He is married to. Sarah Urist Green, with whom he has two children, Henry and Alice Green. John is one half of the vlogbrothers. He and his younger brother, Hank Green, are responsible for the creation of the Nerdfighter community with their vlogbrothers channel. He host(ed) Crash Course World History, Crash Course Literature, Crash Course US History, Mental Floss. The most famous published works : *Looking for Alaska (2005, 221 p-s. , young and adult novel) **An Abundance of Katherines (2006, 256 ps. , young and adult novel ) ***Paper Towns (2008, 305 p-s. , mystery) ****Will Grayson, Will Grayson (2010, 310 p -s. , young adult problem novel ) *****The Fault in Our Stars (2012, 313 p-s. , young adult novel, realistic fiction)
About Paper Towns: It is the third young adult novel, published on October 16, 2008 by Dutton Books. It debuted at number 5 on the New York Times bestseller list for children's books and was awarded the 2009 Edgar Award for best young-adult novel. «Q. What was your inspiration? What compelled you to tell the story? A. Well, 1. I wanted to write a mystery. I really like mystery novels, and I wanted to try to write one. Also 2. I was really bothered by the way that I was seeing people idealize (and thereby dehumanize) the people they were romantically interested in. Whether it’s Edward Cullen or the beautiful girl in biology class, I feel like we consistently treat the people we’re infatuated with as if they aren’t regular people but instead something more and better. … And then also 3. I wanted to write a story about Orlando, because I grew up there, and 4. I wanted to write about the weird cartographic phenomenon of Paper Towns, because they’ve interested me ever since I found out about them in college. »
Structure: The novel is written in parts. Each individual part is named for a specific metaphor used considerably in that section: "The Strings", "The Grass" and "The Vessel", respectively. Each individual chapter within the first two parts is labeled with a number. Additionally, the third part of the novel is divided into smaller sections by the hour in relation to the characters' deadlined road trip. ~ Prologue ~ Part One: Strings ~ Part Two: The Grass ~ Part Three: The Vessel ~ Author`s note
Plot summary Quentin Jacobsen is a seventeen-year-old living in an Orlando-area high school. He has been in love with his childhood best friend, Margo, his entire life. Quentin is an intelligent boy and Margo has a reputation for being tough and cool. When they were nine years old, he and Margo shared a discovery that changed their lives forever. While walking through a park, they found a man named Robert Joyner who had killed himself. Since that night, he and Margo went separate ways. Fortunately, Quentin’s parents are therapists and other than that tragedy long ago, Quentin has lived a balanced and well-adjusted life with few risks and little drama. A few weeks before high school graduation, Margo appears at Quentin’s window in the middle of the night. She asks him to accompany her on an all-nighter of pranks. Margo is on a litany of revenge that includes spray paint, blackmail, and breaking into Sea World. Quentin thinks that this night will bring he and Margo together again as friends. However, Margo runs away after their adventures. Quentin turns to his friends Radar and Ben, and to Margo’s friend, Lacy, for help in an attempt to find her. They eventually skip their high school graduation and go on a crosscountry trip to find or “save her. ” Margo has left clues in a volume of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in the hopes that he will find her. Along the way, Quentin realizes that Margo is not really the person that he thought he knew.
Main Characters: *Quentin “Q” Jacobsen: Is often referred to as "Q". The protagonist and narrator of the story. He is very nervous and cautious. He has had a crush on his neighbor Margo since they were kids, however that crush develops and before long Q realizes he's in love with Margo. Throughout the story he follows clues he thinks Margo, who has gone missing, left behind for him to help him find her. He soon becomes obsessed with finding these clues and recruits his friends to help him find Margo. *Margo Roth Spiegelman: She is adventurous, cunning and sneaky, and she is always causing mischief. Her character is complex and invigorating. A selfdescribed "paper girl" who runs away from home only to be pursued by her childhood friend, Q. Her pet dog, Myrna Mountweazel, is a reference to Lillian Virginia Mountweazel, a woman who never existed, but was listed in the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia.
*Ben Starling: He is one of Q's best friends. He is in the school band also helps Q find Margo, and in the process, becomes Lacey's boyfriend. Towards the beginning of the book, Ben has an obsession with prom and refers to girls as "honeybunnies". *Marcus “Radar” Lincoln: One of Q’s best friends. In the novel he is constantly editing pages on a website called Omnictionary (a parody of Wikipedia). He was nicknamed by Quentin and Ben after the character from M*A*S*H. His parents own the world's largest collection of black Santas, to his incredible embarrassment, and he is in the school band. He assists Q in finding Margo. *Lacey Pemberton: She has been Margo's friend since kindergarten (even though Margo feels Lacey has been judgmental of her throughout the course of their friendship). In the second half of the novel Lacey becomes involved in the search for Margo. She goes with Q, Ben and Radar to find Margo. Dates Ben Starling later in the book.
John Green Paper Towns
The film. Directed by: Jake Schreier Produced by: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen Written by: John Green, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber Production company: Temple Hill Entertainment Distributed by: 20 th Century Fox Released dates: June 5, 2015 (USA) Country: United States Language: English Nat Wolff as Quentin "Q" Jacobsen Cara Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman
John Green Paper Towns