I could do a movie/book comparison, but I’m too tired today. I read the book a few years ago (here) and watched the movie last night. Amazingly, they both felt the same to me. I’m sure there are differences, but my feelings about the story and each of the characters was the same for both.
Q and his buddies are not popular in high school, but they’re seniors so that part of their life is almost at an end. Margo is popular, really popular, and Q has been in love with her since she moved in across the street over a decade before. They had been friends before high school sorted them into different spheres. One night not long before graduation, Margo sneaks into Q’s room and convinces him to join her on what turns out to be the best night of his life. Thinking it was the beginning of something special, he is confused when Margo disappears the next day.
This was a good movie starring Nat Wolff who was Isaac in another John Green movie The Fault in Our Stars and Augustus from that same movie, Ansel Elgort, has a funny cameo. My favorite part of the book and movie was the friendship between the three boys and the road trip they took together, even if it ended in heartbreak for one.
Solid movie based on a solid book.
2 thoughts on “P – Paper Towns”
I liked the movie but didn’t love it. Margo really bugged me. I still want to read the book.
I felt the same exact way about her in the book, so reading it might not help with that 🙂