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❶It felt like a book that set out with a mission to be deep, clever, to deliver a multitude of messages, to prove that teenagers are quirky and intelligent. I quite liked the banter between Q and his friends, but I could not stand another word about that damn Margo Roth Spiegelman.

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Margo may be the most popular girl at school but she projects a persona that is not who she really is. Quentin played by Nat Wolff , who has been in love with her and in awe of her since they were at junior school, also projects on to her his own romanticised fantasies.

The pair spend a night together during the last week of high school, wreaking revenge on various members of the Margo clique who have for one reason or another slighted her. And then when she disappears, the mystery of who she really is starts to unfold. The Fault in Our Stars has sold well over 10 million copies. Green on location during filming for Paper Towns. That was the year after the launch of YouTube, and Green has since been at the forefront of the video-sharing revolution.

He is now one of the most innovative and influential figures on YouTube, with his own community of devoted followers more than 2. In January Green and his younger brother, Hank, 35, began communicating with each other by posting a daily video.

They decided to do this instead of emailing or texting usually they would see each other only once a year, at Christmas. They discuss their lives and the random things that keep them entertained.

What makes the geeky, funny and sometimes surprisingly informative videos so compelling to their audience is that they are personal and genuine. Green with his brother, Hank. Since December they have organised their annual charity event, the Project for Awesomeness, which — with the help of their online community — disrupts YouTube so that videos from their favourite charities dominate the channel for 24 hours.

There is also a Nerdfighter community on the micro-lending site Kiva. The Greens were not only early YouTube adopters. In they started an annual conference called VidCon for YouTube creators like themselves to meet and exchange ideas.

The first conference attracted 1, YouTubers, and this year it was held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California, where members of the YouTube video community had to be limited to 18, As if all of that were not enough, the Greens have also started an online educational channel called CrashCourse, a series of videos aimed at college students, as well as, more recently, CrashCourse Kids, which includes videos about science for primary-school children.

Launched in , CrashCourse now has more than three million subscribers. Collaboration is the key to running so many different projects — the Greens have teams of people who work with them. Hank is a musician and the creator of a crowdfunding platform called Subbable. It reached number two on the US comedy iTunes podcast chart on June 9. Their relationship was not always so cosy. John was born in in Indianapolis. Soon after, the family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, and then to Florida.

His father, Mike, was the director of a land-conservation organisation in Florida. Hank was born in Hank had severe learning disabilities [he was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder] and I was always told that I was gifted while Hank was always told that he was going to have to work hard. But Green himself did not have an easy childhood. Genuine—and genuinely funny—dialogue, a satisfyingly tangled but not unbelievable mystery and delightful secondary characters. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

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Paper Towns is a novel written by John Green, primarily for an audience of young adults, and was published on October 16, , by Dutton Books. The novel is about the coming-of-age of the protagonist, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and his search for Margo Roth Spiegelman, his neighbor and childhood sweetheart.

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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 of Grass, which is an important text within the novel.

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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award/5(K). 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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John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. Rio This book was not at all what I was expecting. The characters are what makes Paper Towns so intriging though. I never found this book boring just slow more This book was not at all what I was expecting. The characters are what makes Paper Towns so intriging though/5.