Have you ever found a book character who helps you to realise something about yourself?
Paper Towns by John Green is one of my favourite books I read last year. It is by no means perfect – its middle is a little slow and if you’re not a fan of Green’s continued use of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope in his novels it’s probably best to avoid this one. But it is well-written and thought-provoking.
What I liked best about this novel was the character of Quentin Jacobsen. Specifically, how real he is. He takes his friends and family for granted, thinks almost exclusively of his own wants and a lot of the time makes you want to shake him for being so selfish. But he’s also funny and intelligent and has a good heart.