On a slightly grimmer note, the Prologue also introduces the possibility of death into the novel. Margo casts herself in the role of superhero ninja for their adventure, and Quentin readily falls into her vision of the events of the night.
She exaggerates the drama of the whole situation and turns simple plans of mischief and revenge into a night of deep mystery and intrigue. Indeed, she tells him as much, insisting that it will be the best night of his life. Quentin is a biased narrator, and since he idolizes Margo, he portrays the night as a surreal, fantastic adventure.
Instead of getting frustrated with Margo, or wondering why she has suddenly chosen to bestow her attention upon Quentin, he relishes being pulled into her scheme.
The Strings, Prologue — Chapter 3. While her family shrugs off this latest disappearance, Q follows Margo's string of elaborate clues - including an unnerving poem about death.
Q's friends Radar, Ben and Lacey help with the search, and a post from a website turns up: Margo will be in a certain location for the next 24 hours only. They drive through the night, racing the clock.
Is Q ready for what he might find? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs 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 arrived at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues- and they are for him.
After finding more clues, Quentin starts to put them together and is led with his friends to an old gift store at an abandoned strip mall. They find a map that Margo used, and discover that she has been hiding in Agloe , a paper town located in the State of New York. Quentin and his friends, including Marcus's girlfriend Angela Jaz Sinclair , begin a two-day road trip to find Margo, hoping to be home in time for their prom after they find her.
They bond on the way, as Benjamin and Lacey are going to the prom together; Marcus and Angela consummate their relationship. When they do not find Margo where they expect her to be, Quentin stays while the others return home with his car.
He finds Margo on the street and admits his affection for her, but she does not feel the same way. She ran away from home to escape her neglectful parents, in an attempt to figure out who she is. She left the clues to let Quentin know that she is safe, not to invite him to follow her. Margo remains in Agloe.
Quentin books a bus ticket home and they share a farewell kiss. Before he leaves, Margo tells him that she has been in contact with Ruthie since leaving Orlando. Returning to Orlando, Quentin enjoys the company of his friends at the prom.
After graduation, he continues spending time with them throughout the summer before they all leave for college. The rights to the film had been optioned since at least ;  Green wrote the first draft of the screenplay himself.
Although the novel features a scene set in SeaWorld the location was changed after the release of the CNN documentary Blackfish which was highly critical of the theme park keeping orcas. Although the novel is set primarily in Orlando, Florida, North Carolina's tax incentives for filmmakers made it the affordable choice for principal photography according to Green.
The crew was encouraged to finish filming before December 31, , the date when certain tax incentives would expire. Filming began on November 3, , in and around Charlotte, North Carolina and concluded on December 19, Cast members were dressed for warm weather even though it was cold.
The film was originally supposed to be released on July 31, It was released on May 22 instead. In the United States and Canada, the film opened at 3, theaters on July 24, , alongside two other films, Pixels and Southpaw.
However, in terms of admissions, it was second behind the former film. Paper Towns received mixed reviews from film critics. The site's critical consensus reads, " Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paper Towns Theatrical release poster. Marty Bowen Wyck Godfrey.
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Jul 24, · Even if Paper Towns reduces its authority figures to paper cutouts, what it fully realizes is more than compensation.3/5.
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Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. Paper Towns study guide contains a biography of John Green, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.