Author- John Green
Release Date- September 22nd 2009
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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 they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Who's the super big fan of John Green. ME
“As long as we don't die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.”
It’s not a secret that John Green is my all-time favorite author on this planet. So obviously, I was to say the least excited out of my brains to read this book. However, I didn’t think I’d be disappointed with it.
The story is about Margo Roth Spiegelman who lives a very popular high school life living next to the geeky Quentin Jacobsen who is the normal high school boy with a big heart and a massive sweetheart. They have been friends as children and slowly drifted apart as they grew up after finding a dead body in a park. Years later while in high school Margo climbs into Quentin’s bedroom and takes him on revenge cantered adventure before she disappears. Quentin being the sweet boy he is he takes it upon himself to follow the clues that Margo seems to have left behind for him to find her not only missing his graduation day but also dragging his friends along.
The storyline is somewhat childish. It’s the whole shy boy is in love with popular girl and she basically throws him in the friendzone. Yeah, so the idea isn’t very original I guess. The mystery that is Margo Roth Spiegelman is quite interesting but gets boring very quickly. Everything about her seemed so great at first, her weird quirks and thoughts about the world and how seriously she takes her revenge and she just seemed like a great character. But I ended up hating Margo halfway through the book. I felt so sorry for Quentin. She left him clues to find her, he became obsessed with it, his friends suffered because of it and the “twist” at the end is just stupid. The whole ending was just disappointing and terrible. Margo is a horrible girl! The whole world was revolving around her and the whole clues and making everyone worry about her being missing never telling anyone anything is just stupidly stupid and selfish. Poor Quentin and his friends wasted so many hours trying to figure out where she is and it was all for nothing. Just ugh! Cannot stand this girl.
Apart from Margo being a massive poop I liked the book. See the word “liked” yeah I didn’t love this book as the rest. I expected so much more. I was prepared to have my heart shattered and then burned but nope. Really disappointed with the fact that I didn’t cry like a baby at this book…
The quotes are really amazing in this book however. Like seriously if I could marry John’s writing I would do it in the blink of an eye. His writing speaks to me so clearly that I sometimes see the world differently (cheesy I know)