John Green – Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Times read: 1
Rating: 5/5 stars
I had been listened about John Green’s books before lots of time. And when my friend gave “Paper Towns” to me, telling me that this is an amazing book, I decided to give it a chance. And so I started it…
The beginning was very slow. It took me few days to fall in the story for real. It’s not a book that can be read easily. I was impressed, I was bored, then I fell in love and then I wanted to stop. And everything all over again. I finished it for 13 days and I was ruined after it.
This book have powerful message, we must admit. It has the power to make you think about yourself and your own universe of things and the people around you – what you think you know about everything and everyone and what you actually know and can see. It’s a tricky business…
“Maybe its like you said before, all of us being cracked open. Like each of us starts out as a watertight vessel. And then things happen – these people leave us, or don’t love us, or don’t get us, or we don’t get them, and we lose and fail and hurt one another. And the vessel starts to crack in places. And I mean, yeah once the vessel cracks open, the end becomes inevitable. Once it starts to rain inside the Osprey, it will never be remodeled. But there is all this time between when the cracks start to open up and when we finally fall apart. And its only that time that we see one another, because we see out of ourselves through our cracks and into others through theirs. When did we see each other face to face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade, but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”
This is my favorite quote from the book. It’s so powerful, so thoughtful, so bright. How many of us ever thought about something like this? 0.01% or even fewer…
We need such books and writters like John Green, because sometimes we need to think about the real people around us and what it’s like to be a real person – knowing and loving what you actually do and not pretending of being someone else. Right?
Recommended for everyone!