Book or Movie?

Discuss the April 2015 book of the month, "Paper Towns" by John Green.
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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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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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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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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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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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The movie was pretty good and stayed true to the story. But I still prefer the book.
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I have seen the movie and it was a nice adaptation although it was not as good as the book, it missed some parts.
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I'm naturally biased towards books, but the movie did deliver. The cast was mostly fresh (on the acting front, at least, and apart from Nat) but had a decent camaraderie that made all the funny scenes ten times more hilarious.
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Post by BookandCatLover1998 »

i thought that the book was better than the movie. That being said, The filmmakers did do a good job at representing the book in movie format and I loved them equally. So it makes ssnse for me, who always reads the books first, to be more biased towards the book.
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I sort of like the book more, mainly because it has one of the best opening paragraphs I have ever read. Just like all the movie adaptation of any book, several scenes are omitted in the movie; when I ask for a story, I like to have it whole which is why I gravitate more towards to book than the movie. However, this movie is a good adaptation
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Definitely the book! Cara Delevingne is one of my favourite models and seeing that she landed the role as the ever enigmatic Margo Roth Spiegelman, I was so hyped up for the movie. Unfortunately, the movie didn't live up to its book counterpart at all.
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I hate to admit it, but I've only seen the movie version in its entirety and read only a little bit of the book. So far, I am liking the book.
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Post by Maddie Atkinson »

I think I preferred the book although i found it easier to follow the movie than the book, but even then, the book was fairly easy to follow. The book definitely developed Margo's character a lot better than the movie (although Cara Delevingne was amazing in the movie) and I loved the quote "she loved mysteries so much, she became one. Based on the writing, especially because John Green is so good at writing beautiful stories, I would say I preferred the book.
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