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❶He—accompanied by his two best friends and some girl one is dating—skip graduation to drive from Florida to New York in search of Margo, only to have a bittersweet reunion.

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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect. A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears - leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship - and true love.

Written by 20th Century Fox. There was no clear plot that the film had, and it was literally going nowhere. It really was terribly scripted as well and the dialogue sounded so fake. Character development was also non existent and all the way through the film I was checking the time on my phone as I couldn't wait to leave, I just wanted to skip to the end. The ending was also disappointing and left unanswered questions. Overall, not a must see by any standards, and it's really the worst film I've seen for a while.

Don't waste your money. To give you an idea of how bad it was, I saw a girl in the theatre waking up her boyfriend after the film finished, it was that boring some people went to sleep ha ha. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! There was an error trying to load your rating for this title. 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 ; [7] 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. Scott Neustadter Michael H. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved July 17, Retrieved July 22, Retrieved November 10, Retrieved November 14, Retrieved 15 May High school has starring role in 'Paper Towns ' ".

Someone built a general store in the general vicinity of Agloe, and Margo Roth Spiegelman has been living there. When Quentin finds her, she tells him that she never wanted to be found, and she doesn't want to go home.

She's going to find a new home and try to figure out who she really is. Quentin realizes that he's idolized and been in L-U-V with a girl he doesn't really know—and now that he does know her, he has to let her go.

Intro Summary Prologue Part 1: A dead body is decomposing… Oh, gross. Quentin is excited that he and Margo are friends again… but she never comes back to school. Dun dun dun… Quentin believes that Margo Roth Spiegelman has run away from home, and is leaving him clues to her whereabouts.

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Paper Towns by John Green tells the story of Quentin, otherwise known as Q. Q and his next door neighbor Margo used to be best friends and, as they’ve grown up and become high school seniors, they have turned into acquaintances/5(K).

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Paper Towns has , ratings and 45, reviews. Jamie said: I need to start off with my criticism of John Green:1) Margo and Quentin are exactly the /5.

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Paper Towns is truly an unforgettable book that is easily the best of the best. With no doubt I am sure it is the best book of and one /5(). Paper Towns debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. It is taught in many high school and college curricular, often in conjunction with Whitman’s Leaves .

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Sep 17,  · Edgy, compelling teen angst mystery. Read Common Sense Media's Paper Towns review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4. Paper Towns is a fantastic, interesting and unique novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was very eager to read this following how much I loved An Abundance of Katherines, and I decided that I had to.