John Green's The Fault in Our Stars was one of my favourite books of 2014 so as you can probably imagine I was really looking forward to reading Paper Towns. But this one was such a huge let down. :( I found the early chapters amusing and engaging but after that the book deteriorated for me. Overall I found most of Paper Towns extremely slow-paced and boring and I really disliked its characters. I'm not usually the kind of reader who necessarily needs to like the characters in a book in order to enjoy it but the characters in this book were so annoying! Margo is an immature, self-obsessed, conceited brat who thinks that people who care about the future and actually want to have normal lives are shallow and fake. And the book is told from the POV of Quentin who has a massively unhealthy obsession with Margo and keeps going on about how "wonderful" she is which was extremely frustrating! And yes I do realise that the book is trying to make a point about how we can idealise others and see people for who we want them to be instead of seeing them as they actually are but that still didn't make Quentin's constant thinking and talking about Margo for pages and pages any easier to take. I can think of other books which have made similar points in a far more entertaining fashion.
I still love The Fault in Our Stars and I still really like John Green as a person - he comes across as a really nice guy in his YouTube videos - but I found this book a huge disappointment and I can't see myself reading any of Green's other books any time soon.