Paper Towns by John Green (Dutton Books, 2008)
Now that it’s in the movie theaters as well as the USA Today Bestseller list, I figured it was time to read Paper Towns. My daughters are fans of John Green’s other novels so I knew it would be good. He did not disappoint me, although it probably appeals most to high school seniors and their parents (my demographic). His portrayal of suburban American high school culture is spot-on. The book is hilarious in parts and sad in other parts, with a plot that keep you reading to find out what happens to them. But the characters are not shallow reality show types; they seem like kids who are going to grow up to be intelligent, decent adults.