Day 1

Paper Towns Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What are your first impressions of Margo? Is she a believable character? What does Q think of her?

    Students should observe what they've learned about Margo: she seems impulsive, powerful, rebellious. Make sure your students consider that the reader sees what Q sees, because we're seeing Margo through Q's eyes – and he idealizes her. Q sees Margo as a magical being; infinitely beautiful, smart, powerful. If it seems that Margo is not entirely fleshed out, it may be because Q does not view her as a whole person, but as an ideal.

  2. 2

    Margo and Q have two very different reactions to finding a dead body. Compare them.

    Q is very frightened when they see the...

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