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Paper Towns Lesson Plan

Introduction to Paper Towns

Paper Towns is the third novel by celebrated YA novelist John Green. It was published in 2008, and debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list. The novel received mostly positive acclaim from critics, though it was panned by Publishers Weekly, whose reviewer believed that the characters were not fully fleshed out.

Paper Towns is a coming-of-age novel concerning high school student Q's quest to track down his crush, Margo Roth Spiegelman. The novel explores the relationship between the two characters as well as Q's relationships with his friends and the differences among the image Margo projects, how her classmates (particularly boys) see her, and who she believes she is and...

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