John Greens Looking for Alaska
and An Abundance of Katherines
remain in my top twenty favorites for the decade! His new book Paper Towns
is equally as intriguing.
"The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. Like I will probably never be struck by lightning, or win a Nobel Prize, or become the dictator of a small nation in the Pacific Islands or contract terminal ear cancer, or spontaneously combust. But if you consider all the unlikely things together, at least one of them will happen to each of us, I could have seen it rain frogs. I could have stepped foot on Mars. I could have been eaten by a whale. I could have married the queen of England or survived months at sea. But my miracle was different. My miracle was this: out of all the houses in all the subdivisions in all of Florida, I ended up living next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman."
Yes, it's true. Quenton Jacobsen has spent the last ten years worshiping Margo Roth Spiegelman. After one crazy, adventurous night Margo disappears and Quenton is determined to find her, dead or alive. With his cast of nerdy friends he investigates the paper towns of Florida and the clues eventually lead them to the road trip of a lifetime.