This makes a total of five John Green books that I’ve read, and I think this one is my second favorite (The Fault in Our Stars being my first favorite).
“When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.”
Having the story be a mystery added a new element of problem solving that was really entertaining to read. Margo is a complex character, and I like that he portrayed her as being clever and selfish and strong and weak at the same time. I also appreciated her taste or classic literature (Leaves of Grass and The Bell Jar). As an English major, it’s kind of exiting to see the things you’ve studied elsewhere. Sometimes they can seem so dull and confusing when you’re reading them, but it’s fun to have that connection when you see them in a different context.
I would definitely recommend checking out John Green’s work if you haven’t. He’s not my favorite author, but he’s definitely one if the better young adult authors. The movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars comes out in June/July and the trailer came out today. You can check it out here. It looks wonderfully cast, and from what I’ve heard it should be very close to the book. I know John Green was on set for a lot of the filming, so they definitely took his opinion into account. Of course, I still think you should read the book if you can. I’ve read it a few times and have always enjoyed it.
I hope you liked this book review. Hopefully it will be the first of many, and the beginning of a new chapter in my blog (no pun intended, haha).