“Imagine a hybrid of Scooby Doo and The Catcher in the Rye and you get a little of this novel’s flavour”



“…..It is so hard to leave – until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world…..”

“…….When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out…..”

I don’t believe in mushy love stories. But I believe in strange romance, that mystical kind of love that takes you to a land where there is nothing wrong or right. Some pieces molded, some pieces shielded, some pieces carved and a story emerges out of those pieces. And you hold your breath and cross your fingers just to wish that this doesn’t turn out to be like one of those ordinary love stories with a sugar-coated ending.

You like it when the end is not definite so that you can weave an after-story around it that goes on infinitely. If you are one of those as well, then Paper Towns should be your read. It will leave you with a lot of questions but not like those which make you upset, these are questions, which will make you serene. And if you don’t know what I mean, you’d know it once you read the book.

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Added 4th March 2015