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Paper Towns ISU
Transcript of Paper Towns ISU
Margo Roth Spiegelman
-Neighbors with Margo
-Best Friends with Ben and Radar
-Neighbors with Quentin
-Best Friends with Lacey
-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
-Best friends with Quentin and Ben
-Best friends with Margo
1 Title page
3-18 Plot line
24-25 Social Connections
-Subdivision named Jefferson Park
-Near the end of the school year
-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
-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
-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:
-Ben reads the poem and thinks they should take Quentin's door off
-Tiny piece of paper between door and frame
-'8328 bartlesville Avenue'
-Find evidence of Margo there
"You will go to the paper towns and you will never come back"
-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
-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 wants Quentin to go to New York with her
-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.'
-Becomes more adventerous at the end
eg) Skips Graduation to drive for 21 hours to hopefully find Margo in a fake town.
-Margo leaves Orlando to start over
-Quentin Sneaks out with Margo
-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.'
-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
-Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people 15-24 years old
-Quentin thought Margo had committed suicide