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Paper Towns

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Paper Towns

Book Summary:

Margo is a Senior in high school and craves for adventure.  The book introduces Q (Quentin) who is the narrator of the story.  Paper towns is specifically told from Q’s perspective and is focused on his friends and his surroundings in Florida.  Margo and Q are neighbors and rarely talk to each throughout grade school and high school.  They always hung out with each other before the incident when they found a dead guy in the park around their neighborhood.  Margo is the popular girl that loves to tell stories but some get out of hand when other people talk about her adventures and practical jokes.

As the Senior school year draws to an end Margo rally’s Quentin’s help in the middle of the night to help her with her last practical joke of all.  Quentin hesitates to go with Margo but his friendship and his “hidden love” for her unravels him to become the courageous guy for Margo.  As their adventure through the early morning of practical and revenge joke on her ex-boyfriend, best friends take her and Quentin on a wild journey in the early morning hours.  Breaking into Sea World, going to Wal-mart in the late of night to buy certain items that were conspicuous to the cashier.  Quentin’s quiet world of stability was broken and he did not have to follow rules but that they were meant to be broken.  Margo left after their adventure leaving Quentin clues to find her.  Quentin becomes worried that Margo meant to commit suicide.  After, deciphering her clues and who Margo really was Quentin goes on an adventure with his friends to find Margo and unravel who they really are and that a bond cannot break like no other among friends and the ones you think you know.


I enjoyed this book very much from the quotes of Walt Whitman and Sylvia Glass and Moby Dick.  The literature provides background information to Paper Towns and its’ characters.  John Green is an excellent young adult author that surprises the reader with emotion and knowledge of life events.  I’m excited for this book to become a movie and see how it can compare to The Fault in our Stars.  John Green keep writing to enhance the young adult population to read books that make us think about ourselves and others!


Green, J., (2008). Paper Towns. New York, NY: Dutton Books


Beautiful Creatures

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2013 at 1:48 am

Book Summary:  The first book from the Caster series is amazing!  It begins with the narrator Ethan Wate a high school student that is involved with every activity there is to be in a small rural community.  This small community knows everything about each other from the town shut in Macon Ravenwood to the mayor of the small town called, Gatlin.  Ethan has a recurring dream about a girl falling down needing his help but all he remembers is the smell of lemon and rosemary.  Ethan notices that there is a new girl in town going to his school, which is surprising since a new student hasn’t arrived since he was in the 3rd grade.  When Ethan passes her down that hall he notices that she smells like lemon and rosemary.  Her name is Lena Duchanness who is unknown among the community but is rumored to be the niece of the town shut in, Macon Ravenwood.  Ethan starts hanging around with Lena and is told by her that she is a Caster.  A Caster is a somewhat of a witch and can either be claimed by Light or Darkness by her 16th birthday.  However, through the action, romance, and history of their relationship can Lena survive and stil be with Ethan till the end?  The first book of the Caster series will have your eyes set stone on the book with the mystery surrounding Ethan and Lena. 

Garcia, K., Stohl, M.  Beautiful Creatures.

Impressions:  I loved this book from the first chapter!  I was surprised that the narrator was from a guy’s point of view.  It has that Twilight feeling but from a guy’s point of view but this book is way out of the range from Twilight!  I can’t wait for the movie and I am hoping it will come close to it as the book.  I am also in love with this book because it reference librarians and their duty with preserving all kinds of information and research on different genealogies.

Library Use:  Since it is the first Caster series it will be great to have a book talk and hopefully a movie day reference with other movies that have series such as Twilight.  There can also be an activity that can have students talk about paranormal romance that is suddenly becoming a phenomena with teenagers.

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