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Paper Towns

20 days into the year I finished my second book. I think I’m on a good track to read 20 in the year! I had read and loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green a couple years ago but am sometimes hesitant to turn around and read more of the same author, especially when I love the book I just read. It’s unlikely that if I love a book another book by that author will disappoint, but why risk it??

I gave in, though, and picked up Paper Towns by John Green. I had also seen the movie previews but wanted to read the book first. And I’m glad I did. On the surface it’s a memoir for many of our high school experiences – cliques and friend groups, graduation. But it also speaks to relationships in general, as adults. The downfalls of putting someone on a pedestal. Imagining someone being one way and realizing they are not that way at all. Or even imagining an event going a certain way and experiencing something completely different. I’m very guilty of that. That’s not to say you shouldn’t have expectations – I think it’s quite impossible to not – but keeping them in check is just smart. After all, wouldn’t everyone rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed? Ok, maybe that’s a slightly cynical way to look at things, but in some instances it’s only best.

I highly recommend this book – it’s a quick, fun read and I’m pretty sure everyone can relate to one character or another. Enjoy!



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The Fault In Our Stars

I will never claim to be a great writer or a great critic – but I’d like to let people know about the books I read. Especially since they are part of my 30 Before 30 list! So don’t expect too much detail (wouldn’t want to give away anything) or deep critique in reviews, but hopefully you’ll at least be able to decide if you want to read it or not.

The first book I’ve finished since I started my list was The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.  It was a quick read  – an emotional coming of age story of two teenagers dealing with serious illness.  They bond over a book as well as similar experiences.  It’s ‘mature young adult’ level so it’s a pretty easy read.  If you’ve read the Hunger Games series or Divergent series you’ll probably enjoy it!