Did you like the ending? (Spoilers)

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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Re: Did you like the ending? (Spoilers)

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I didn't like this one. I get it was trying to be realistic but in a way not so realistic. Where would she live by herself in that paper town? So she doesn't graduate high school? And she doesn't want a career or husband so what does she expect to do? Just read and think? Good luck with that. Q could do better.

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I was incredibly disappointed with how it ended. Granted, it was very much JG's style where the boy and girl don't end up together and we are left wanting more but I felt like the end was just so sudden. Was he on a deadline that he couldn't give us something better? I don't think this was one of his better works. I did like the movie though, I felt like it was well done and gave us more emotion while also highlighting the supporting characters who I felt like deserved a bigger part in the book. I understand why they didn't but if they weren't a big part why did they go all that way to help find her? I don't know. I'm just confused why it felt like a rambling mystery with no real storyline...

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I loved the ending. It was unpredictable and interesting and made me like the book.

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Post by reecemychael »

The ending of Paper Towns broke my heart, not gonna lie. But thats because I'm a sjcker for a nice, happy ending romance. It was still an amazing book regardless! But the ending had me sad when he just left Margo after loving her pretty much his whole life...

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Post by tibazee »

I guess John wanted to be realistic but it would have been better if he took the story with the flow rather than to disrupt it at the end,would have been so much better if Margo wanted to be found.well,but it made the ending unpredictable and less like a fairytale.

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I absolutely loved the ending. It was just so fitting for the story- his whole life he had been chasing a dream of a girl he never knew, and the ending was like he finally woke up. His leaving her there was a symbol of him evolving as a person and chasing reality. Plus it was super unexpected and original, which is a bonus.
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Lied to? No, I don't think so. I think Green knew that's what we were expecting. Boy meets girl, falls in love, feelings are reciprocated and everyone gets a happy ending. Do we always get to be with our crushes in the end though? Also, Margo was trying to find herself. Would jumping in a relationship before she did that really have benefited her?

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I thought the ending was really disappointing. It made the whole journey seem pointless.

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I loved that it wasn't a traditional HEA but it wasn't NOT a HEA either. It was more about what the characters learned (coming-of-age novels - there we go) than who ended up with whom. The journey, as opposed to the destination.

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