Let me just begin by saying how much I love John Green’s writing. He is hysterical. his characters are alive and they make you feel alive. some authors struggle to really make the reader grasp the depth of the characters they are creating, and sometimes characters just l have no real depth at all. John Green is able to create characters with depth and life. Characters that make you want to cry with them and laugh with them. Paper Towns was full of lots of surprises, especially at the end. I didn’t expect things to go the way they did. (I won’t spoil it for you.) Anyway, at the end of the book, Green writes a lot about people. All throughout the book actually, he writes about people and the view of themselves through their own eyes, and how they are perceived through others’ eyes. Does anyone really know the real you? Are you honest about who you are to those around you? Basically Paper Towns could be said to be in “identity crisis” novel. Margo doesn’t know who she is, and so she has to run away to find out who she is. We should be comfortable in our own skin and not apologize for who we are. I appreciated the fact that Green has his characters bring out the best in each other, too. Because of his search for Margo, Q becomes a lot more confident in himself. If you are looking for a book that will make you think, and laugh, definitely pick this up from the library, then go check out the movie.