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Paper towns

by Green, John, 1977-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA PLAY GRE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA PLAY GRE
 
 
Green Tree Public Library Young Adult PlayAways YA MP3 GRE
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult PlayAways
 
Call Number  YA MP3 GRE
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Audio YPL GREEN John Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  YPL GREEN John Unabridged
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual PLAY GREEN John
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  PLAY GREEN John
 
 
Summary
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and theyre for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Quentin or Q. as everyone calls him has known his neighbor, the fabulous Margo Roth Spiegelman, since they were two. Or has he? Q. can't help but wonder, when, a month before high-school graduation, she vanishes. At first he worries that she might have committed suicide, but then he begins discovering clues that seem to have been left for him, which might reveal Margo's whereabouts. Yet the more he and his pals learn, the more Q. realizes he doesn't know and the more he comes to understand that the real mystery is not Margo's fate but Margo herself enigmatic, mysterious, and so very alluring. Yes, there are echoes of Green's award-winning Looking for Alaska (2006): a lovely, eccentric girl; a mystery that begs to be solved by clever, quirky teens; and telling quotations (from The Leaves of Grass, this time) beautifully integrated into the plot. Yet, if anything, the thematic stakes are higher here, as Green ponders the interconnectedness of imagination and perception, of mirrors and windows, of illusion and reality. That he brings it off is testimony to the fact that he is not only clever and wonderfully witty but also deeply thoughtful and insightful. In addition, he's a superb stylist, with a voice perfectly matched to his amusing, illuminating material.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Green melds elements from his Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines-- the impossibly sophisticated but unattainable girl, and a life-altering road trip--for another teen-pleasing read. Weeks before graduating from their Orlando-area high school, Quentin Jacobsen's childhood best friend, Margo, reappears in his life, specifically at his window, commanding him to take her on an all-night, score-settling spree. Quentin has loved Margo from not so afar (she lives next door), years after she ditched him for a cooler crowd. Just as suddenly, she disappears again, and the plot's considerable tension derives from Quentin's mission to find out if she's run away or committed suicide. Margo's parents, inured to her extreme behavior, wash their hands, but Quentin thinks she's left him a clue in a highlighted volume of Leaves of Grass. Q's sidekick, Radar, editor of a Wikipedia-like Web site, provides the most intelligent thinking and fuels many hilarious exchanges with Q. The title, which refers to unbuilt subdivisions and "copyright trap" towns that appear on maps but don't exist, unintentionally underscores the novel's weakness: both milquetoast Q and self-absorbed Margo are types, not fully dimensional characters. Readers who can get past that will enjoy the edgy journey and off-road thinking. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Missing persons -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Florida -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :2008
[manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,
Contributors Miller, Dan John, narrator.
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Dan John Miller.
Language English
Notes Brilliance Audio: 2765.
Unabridged.
Previously released by Brilliance Audio, p2008.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781606406014 :
1606406019
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