As some of you may know, Paper Towns officially came out today at the movies! A premiere event called Night on the Towns was shown in many movie theaters across the country, and internationally as well! The event itself included the movie, a live interview with the cast and crew, live music, and a locket necklace and a poster!
|My poster and necklace :)|
The book: Paper Towns, by John Green
(I read this back in January, so I apologize if I get some details wrong ^-^)
Paper Towns is definitely my favorite John Green book so far!! It's fresh, makes you think about what is important, and just gives you an overall great feeling while reading it!
For those of you who don't know, Paper Towns is about a guy, Quentin, a general nerd, in the band, with strange but hilarious friends, who basically idolizes Margo, his neighbor. They were friends as kids, but grew apart during high school, until one night, Margo comes to Q with a list of things to do to solve her problems. The next day, she vanishes, leaving only a few hints, which lead Q and his friends on a road-trip quest to find Margo.
As I said,this book is so refreshing! There's no tragedy, no violence, no hate, just a lot of friendship and love and laughs! (I laughed out loud so often while reading this!!)
The characters are really amazing and unique! Q is so determined and sweet, Margo has a thing about random capitalization and is looking for a fun way to spend her days, Radar always has the information needed, and Ben is... Ben =p
John Green has this amazing ability to create characters that will stick with you for a long time! :)
The plot of the book is both simple and complex. I mean, the pranks that Margo pulls off at the beginning of the book, and the elaborate set of clues she leaves is in no means simple, but just the idea of friends sticking together to help another friend, while just living the high school life brings back the amazing simplicity of the plot.
The movie + event
Oh gosh guys the movie was amazing!! It stayed so true to the book!! (The ending changed a tiny bit but it really didn't matter)
The movie had me laughing from the beginning till the end. I mean simple things like them singing the pokemon theme song for courage, and the explanation of Radar's parents black Santas, and the Worlds Best Grandma shirt are just little things that make the mpoovie that much nicer, and made me laugh hysterically!
Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff were PERFECT for the roles of Margo and Q! (So were all the other actors in their roles!
Plus, we all were surprised to see Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters from TFioS) in the movie!!! :D good job with that!
It was such a feel-good movie, can't wait to see it again soon!
|Wow blurry sorry ^-^|
As for the live music and interviews done afterwards, they were also great! Everyone was in a great mood, answering all kinds of questions with really great and funny answers! And Tyler Oakley presented a big part of it, which was great! The musical performances were beautiful, I had no idea Nat Wolff could sing so well!!!
Overall, amazing book and awesome event!!! 1000/10! :D
I gave the book 5/5 stars on goodreads, of course!
"YOu wiLl gO To tHe PapEr toWNs And yOU wilL nEveR CoMe BaCK" - Margo
"Everyone gets at least one miracle" - Q
"The towns were paper but the memories were not"
"The rules of capitalization are so unfair to the letters in the middle of a sentence" - Maego