Paper Towns was a very interesting novel, but plot was pointless. The writing style was filled with many thoroughly thought out metaphors, which added depth and yearning to see the main character, Quentin, reach his goal. John Green did a marvelous job balancing the humor, development of the characters and the more serious discussions about self identity and perceptions. This novel really captured what it may be like to be a teen trying to figure out the next steps in life through self discovery. The most impressive character was Quentin because he is relatable and lost in life as a teenager and and incredibly well written character, Quentin is realistic and captures what it is like to be stepping into another chapter in life trying to hold on what one once had. Every time Quentin speaks the reader gets a glimpse into his mind which is incredibly helpful on the characters journey to find his star crossed lover Margo Roth Spiegelman . The character of Margo Roth Spiegelman was a character that really embodied the idea and main theme of the novel, Margo was a person that many people see as an idea rather than a person. Throughout the book the perceptions of Margo are ever evolving, and by the ending it is clear that Margo is more complex than anyone could have ever imagined. However, I thought that Margo made Quentin find her for no apparent reason, the goal of finding Margo was reached however, Quentin sacrificed so much to drive across the country to find someone who did not want to be found. Margo wanted to slip into nothingness and remain a mystery to become what the misconceptions of her made her up to be. Therefore I believe that Margo's character made the journey of finding her very pointless and a waste of Quentin's time. I particularly got very frustrated with Margo because she wasted Quentin's time all to become nothing. In closing, I thought this book was well written and filled with amazing metaphors that will make the reader think, but the story was pointless to me. My favorite quote that fit the novel perfectly was "What a treacherous thing to believe a person is more than a person."