Book or Movie?

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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Post by srividyag1 »

The movie was really good, but the book is good as well. There are many cases where the movie is not as good as the book, but this is not one.
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Post by S Mishra »

The movie seemed nice enough but of course the book was much better.

Besides, somehow in the movie it seemed that Q only wanted to find Margo because he found her attractive and wanted to be with her, which is even addressed by Margo in the movie.

In the book, Q genuinely cared about Margo and wanted her to be safe. He also tried to understand her thoughts and problems through the book she had left (even though he was wrong about the book having clues, he at least tried) and by talking to her old friends

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Post by reecemychael »

Both the movie and the book were really good! But since movies always leave some things out, books always win. :)

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Post by dorebri2020 »

I did enjoy the movie and how true it stayed to the book. However, I was kind of disappointed by the lack of chemistry displayed through the movie between the characters, especially the three boys. It was also lacking the genuine emotional details that the book had, so I must give the book a higher rating.
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Post by Atara Miles »

I liked the movie. They didn't jump away from the plot of the book and the acting was actually pretty decent. I do prefer the book - I really enjoy John Green's books and my favourite so far is Looking for Alaska, seconded by The Fault in Our Stars.

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Post by Ria710 »

I preferred the book, as it provides more detail. But I do understand that a movie can't exactly make it the same as the book.

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Post by Megapede »

The movie was pretty good and stayed true to the story. But I still prefer the book.

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