Ideas & Inspiration for Paper Towns
From the author’s website:
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life–dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge–he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues–and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club
- Discussion questions from the reprint edition, provided digitally by the Kewaskum School District. (Opens as a PDF)
- Questions answered by John Green on his website (don’t read until you’ve finished the book!)
- Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass on Project Gutenberg.
- Creative Cartography: 7 Must-Read Books on Maps from BrainPickings.
- Some posts about/containing map collections from the Library as Incubator Project.
- Our Pinterest board full of the best map DIY crafts around!
About the suggested projects:
Paper Towns juggles a lot of themes and imagery all at once, but I found the visual symbols of maps and string really compelling – and they fit so well with a lot of hot Pinterest crafts right now! When Quentin and Margo find the man in the park, Margo wonders if “all the strings inside him broke.” Quentin often thinks about that analogy. And maps are a pretty obvious connection to this book. So get creative with maps and string!