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Paper Towns ISU

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Paper Towns
Quentin Jacobsen
Margo Roth Spiegelman
-Neighbors with Margo
-Best Friends with Ben and Radar
-Grade 12
Alexis Murray
-Neighbors with Quentin
-Best Friends with Lacey
-Grade 12
-Likes random capitalization

"I'm a big believer in random capitalization. the rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle."
Margo Roth Spiegelman
-Best friends with Quentin and Radar
-Dating Lacey
-Grade 12
-Olive skin
-Best friends with Quentin and Ben
-Grade 12
-Dark skin
-Best friends with Margo
-Dating Ben
-Brown hair
-Olive skin
1 Title page
2 Contents
3-18 Plot line
19-20 Characters
21-23 Themes
24-25 Social Connections
-Subdivision named Jefferson Park
-Orlando, Florida
-Near the end of the school year
Inciting Conflict
-Margo appears in Quentin's window

-They sneak out and take revenge

-Break into SeaWorld

-Night ends with Margo saying good-bye to Quentin

-Next day Margo is not at school
Clue #1
-Margo has run away (again)
-When she ran away before she left clues
-Quentin looks out his window and sees Margo's first clue
-It's a poster of Woodie Guthrie that wasn't there before
-Decides to go into Margo's room
Clue #2
-Find Woodie Guthrie record in Margo's room

-Song called "Walt Whitman's Niece" circled with

-Find book of poetry by Walt Whitman called "Leaves of Grass"

-One poem highlighted in blue

-Two lines highlighted in green:
Clue #3
-Ben reads the poem and thinks they should take Quentin's door off

-Tiny piece of paper between door and frame

-'8328 bartlesville Avenue'
-Abandoned Mall

-Find evidence of Margo there

"You will go to the paper towns and you will never come back"
Clue #4
-Thinks Margo committed suicide

-Find holes in wall from pins

-Find map with pin holes in it

-There is a pin near Catskill Park, NY.
Clue #5 (Climax)
-Use computer program to search towns around and Catskill Park.
-Finds entry about Agloe (a paper town)
-A comment on the entry says:

'fyi, whoever Edits this-the Population of agloe Will actually be One until may 29th at Noon.'

-It is 2:15 therefore they have 21 hours and 45 minutes to get to Agloe
-Get there just in time
-Find Margo in barn

-At first she seems happy to see them

-Becomes angry

-Ben, Lacey and Radar leave

-Margo gets mad at Quentin for finding her

-Didn't mean leave clues to where she was

-Only left clues to the abandoned mall
-Margo has been living there

-Going to New York

-Left Orlando Early

-Couldn't stand living there any more

-Wanted Quentin to help plan

-Admits she loves Quentin
-Quentin wants Margo to go back to Orlando
-Margo can't
-Margo wants Quentin to go to New York with her
-Quentin can't
-They say a final goodbye
People can be a Mystery
-Quentin assumes Margo doesn't notice him
-Thinks she will come back
-never occurs to him that Margo doesn't like Orlando
'I was distracted by Margo's music collection. I could never have imagined her listening to all these old records. I'd seen her listening to music while running, but I'd never suspected this kind of obsession.'
People can change
-At first Quentin is cautious
'I felt my pulse rising. In through the nose, out through the mouth.'
Quentin- pg.48
-Becomes more adventerous at the end
eg) Skips Graduation to drive for 21 hours to hopefully find Margo in a fake town.
Part Three
Take Risks
-Margo leaves Orlando to start over
-pg. 101

-Quentin Sneaks out with Margo
-pg. 29

-Drive to Agloe and miss graduation
-Doesn't like change

"I liked routine. I liked being bored."

"I really don't want to get into trouble."
-Looks for Margo and skips graduation to find her.

"Well, it would seem that Margo has run away again. This would be the fourth time."
Margo's mom-pg. 101

Breaks into Becca's house

-No one ever knew she didn't like Orlando
-Another line says: 'If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.'

Falling Action
Final Goodbye
Social Connections
-Over 50% of teens who run away from home had parents who wanted them to leave or knew and didn't care

-47% of kids who run away from home indicate that conflict with their parents was a factor
Running Away
Social Connections
-Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people 15-24 years old

-Quentin thought Margo had committed suicide
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