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IMDB's summary:  A young man & his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.

My thoughts:  I finally, finally, finally got to the theater to see this.  I made Jill & Gladys come with me.  I have become a HUGE fan of John Green (the author) after reading The Fault in our Stars, Paper Towns & now as I read Looking for Alaska.  Anywho, I went in with high expectations as they did such a great job with taking TFIOS from book to the screen & it was the only movie I even left saying:  "it was just as good as the book".  Like any other reader, I'm typically let down by the movie.  While I enjoyed Paper Towns & there were enough giggle moments - oh, Ben! - there were many changes from the book to screen that I didn't dig.  I still enjoyed it but I got the squirmy feeling when things weren't like they were in the book (does that happen to you?).  I will, however, buy it when it comes out & will watch it again & again, I'm sure.



I thought that they did a good job with their casting & I especially liked the guy that played Ben.  He was a riot.  I mean, he was funny in the book but something about him on-screen really got the giggles going.  


Also, Tina, the surprise cameo is what I'm sure you were talking about & I was pretty excited - "do you like the dragon?".  Tee hee!

Paper Town's Grade:
B

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  1. YES! I don't like when they change things from the book. I am still waiting for the book to come into the library so I can read it. I have liked his others I have read.
    Thanks for your review

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    1. It's really good. I think that TFIOS is still my favorite but I'm not done with Looking for Alaska & I still have to read An Abundance of Katherines & Will Grayson Will Grayson. Have you read either of those? If so, what did you think of them?

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    2. I read An Abundance a couple years ago and really liked it.

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    3. Excellent, that will be the next one of his that I read then. Thanks! :)

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  2. Oh, I need to get through my current book so I can read this!

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    1. Get readin', girl, so you can read this one & then watch the movie & then tell me what you think. You have a lot to do, you best be getting on top of that. Ha, ha! :)

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  3. I actually like when they change things from the book because it keeps the book unique and secret for all us real fans :) Paper Towns is my least favorite John Green book actually so I didn't go in with high expectations, therefore I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it. I actually liked it as much as the book because a) Q was like 39483943 less annoying with how OBSESSED and creepily in love with Margo in the book. That part of the book killlssss me. Like I cringe with how openly obsessed he is with her. But in the movie, it wasn't as bad. Also, I don't really like the Margo in the book but the Margo in the movie totally helped me understand what Margo is all about more and was much more likable. And yes that is the surprise! My whole theater GASPED and clapped and yelled, it was really cute :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, yes, they did make both of the characters more likable in the movie. Very, very true. Plus, I really like the guy that played Q but it was hard for me to look at him sometimes & think to myself: "where are his shades?" Ha! As soon as I saw that part, I knew right away that was what you were talking about, I wanted to send you a message right then & there about it. Tee hee!

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