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❶But the truth is a lot more complicated than that, and I wanted to explore that stuff.

by John Green

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Paper Towns
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Margo carries the book with her at all times, but nobody knows what she uses it for; in this way, it becomes a symbol for the way she keeps her authentic self hidden from others. Get the entire Paper Towns LitChart as a printable PDF.

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Paper Towns takes place in and around a fictional subdivision, located in suburban Orlando, Florida, called "Jefferson Park". The novel focuses on the narrator and protagonist Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and his neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman.

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Paper Towns is written from the first-person perspective of Quentin, a senior in high school. Except for the Prologue, which is a flashback to when Quentin was nine, Paper Towns is set entirely in the few weeks leading up to and including the main characters’ high school graduation. Throughout Paper Towns, maps and mapping represent an effort to take control in a world that seems chaotic. Margo feels helpless and trapped in a world that she deems fake and that doesn’t understand her, so she obsessively plots her escape using maps. Maps symbolize possibility and potential for Margo. On a map, one can dream to go anywhere.

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Paper Towns is an amazingly well written book. It is about a boy and girl. The boy is Quentin Jacobson and the girl is Margo Roth Spiegelman. When they were younger, they found a body in a local park. My miracle happens to be Margo Roth Spiegelman and my tragedy happens to also be Margo Roth Spiegelman, which is kinda ironic once you think about it; My tragedy was caused by my miracle." This story is a sequel to John Green's hit book, Paper beginstartx0.gqs: