Paper Towns is the story of 17-year-old Quentin Jacobsen, who has been in love with his next-door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, since they were children. But Margo is one of the popular girls and Quentin is a nerd, making theirs one of those relationships that ended after childhood.
Margo shows up at Quentin’s window one night a few weeks before graduation and they spend a night playing pranks on the popular students who have wronged Margo.
Just when Quentin thinks things may have changed between them, Margo disappears. In his search to find her, Quentin discovers that Margo wasn’t as happy as he previously thought and he doesn’t know her as well as he believed.
I generally love John Green’s novels, so it wasn’t surprising that I liked this one too. If you’re interested in reading some of Green’s other books, here are my reviews:
I just kinda stumbled onto the book My Sister’s Grave. I’m pretty sure it was recommended for me on Amazon. I’m not crazy about reading series, but I usually will read the first one in a group to see what I think. I don’t know if I’ll read the rest of the series (probably not), but the first book had me holding my eyelids open so I could continue reading and see what happened next.
Tracy watched 20 years ago as her younger sister, Sarah, pulled away in her red truck, never to be seen again.
Edmund House, a convicted rapist, later was jailed for Sara’s murder. Sara’s body was never found, and the evidence used to convict House never sounded quite right to Tracy. She left her hometown filled with bad memories and became a detective, hoping to give other families the closure hers never got.
When Sara’s remains are discovered, Tracy is more convinced than ever that something isn’t right about the case against House. She fears the wrong man is in prison and her sister’s killer is running free.
This is an excerpt, but you also can read my full review of My Sister’s Grave.
One of the fiction books I loved in September wasn’t a surprise, but the other certainly was. I love a good book, either way. I recommend you add both of these to your reading list.
As always, Happy Reading!