Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Road Trip Feature Part II: John Green Edition

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paper Towns
You didn't think I was going to forget about the road trips in John Green's books, did you? How could I not include them?
Don't forget to check out Road Trip Feature Part I!
*I think I was pretty good about spoilers, but proceed with caution, just in case.*

In Paper Towns, Quentin and his friends Radar and Ben go off on a road trip to save Margo, the messed up, philosophical, rebellious girl next door. This book also features clues, the world's largest collection of Black Santas, and a few instances of breaking-and-entering.

"As long as we don't die, this is gonna be one hell of a story."

"Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start."

An Abundance of Katherines

In An Abundance of Katherines, Colin is convinced (by his best friend, Hassan) to take a road trip in order to get over his ex, Katherine. Well, Katherine #19. Throughout their trip, Colin works on a theorem that could potentially predict how all relationships will end. So yes, there's math, but it's FUN math. (It's possible, I swear.) The whole story is unique and amusing and awesome.

"Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they'll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back."

"Colin had always preferred baths; one of his general policies in life was never to do anything standing up that could just as easily be done lying down."

Don't you love the new cover for Katherines?


  1. New covers abound! Yes, it's way more in line with John Green's style. We loved Paper Towns. It's not a traditional road-trip story, but that's what makes it great.

  2. Question back: Do you recommend paper towns to those who have tried two John green books and only got 50 pages in both? or is is a lost cause?


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