Our March Book Review Competition winner is Hannah Fowler in B1! 🙌
CONGRATULATIONS HANNAH! You have won a €10 book token which you can collect in the library! 🙌💃📖❤
Here’s her winning book review:
Book: Paper Towns Author: John Green
Paper Towns by John Green is a fictional novel about a teenage boy named Quentin, who has a huge crush on his neightbour, Margo Roth Spiegelman, since he was very young. Quentin and Margo had always been very different; Margo had always loved going on wild adventures and solving mysteries, while Quentin had always preferred to stay out of trouble and within his comfort zone. When Margo invites Quentin to come with her on a ‘night of revenge’, he realises for the first time in his life that you should take risks and step out of your comfort zone. The next day Margo disappears and Quentin is determined to find her. she has left clues for Quentin to follow, like a trail of breadcrumbs. Quentin discovers that Margo has run away to a paper town. Now Quentin will stop at nothing to find her, and bring her home.
I chose to read this book because the blurb gave a very clear description of the book’s content and i was very interested to read it. Paper Towns was also recommended by a few of my friends.
The book sends a very clear message to all readers – that life is about taking risks and having fun, as well as finding your own path. After reading this book I have one question to ask: Why did Margo choose to not return home with Quentin at the end of the book? MArgo was my favourite character because she was different to everyone else. She also pointed out that “in the time that she lived in Orlando, she had never met someone who had cared about things that really mattered.” This quote highlights Margo as a character and was the best quote that stuck with me after I had finished the book.
I really enjoyed this book because it tells the readers to follow their own path and to live life to the fullest. It also included many different levels of humanity and ways of reasoning. The ending was unexpected and a little disappointing, but it showed Quentin’s optimism throughout the book, and the sudden realisation that he couldn’t make Margo return. I would definitely recommend this book to young teenagers especially because of it’s use of metaphors, diction and perspective. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Thanks Hannah, what a great review!! John Green’s books are all available in the school library. We think that he is currently working on his next book which will be a must read when it comes out!
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The deadline for next months competition is Friday 28th of April so everyone has plenty of time to enter! You can write a review on any book you like and give it a star rating out of five. Email the review to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win €10 book token!
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