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Paper Towns By John Green – Book Review!

“She loved mysteries so much she became one” 

I love love love to read, well only if it is a book I get into completely because I hate reading books which do not capture me because I know I will end up giving up reading it and then would’ve felt kinda crappy about not finishing something someone spent a majority of their life writing but that’s just me. The kind of books I tend to go for are a little older than young adult, I don’t like anything too serious or morbid and prefer something with a little lighthearted tone or underlying message, however contradicting myself I must admit I did and still do enjoy the ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ series by Lemony Snicket.

However enough rambling! I brought ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green after reading another one of his books called ‘Looking For Alaska’, now I was really impressed with ‘Looking For Alaska’ and I initially got it because I saw on the GoodReads website that it was popular and well recommended and after reading it (took me four days) I can see why! However I wont start talking about that book because I am here to write a review about ‘Paper Towns’, the book itself is witty and filled with funny passages as well as parts that as a teenager or young adult (even an adult!) you can relate to which makes the book itself all that much more appealing.

There is something special about how the book itself is written and how the characters and their internal and external relationships with each other are portrayed, but I also loved that this book was unlike any other I have ever read it was not the generic plot I was expecting but something much more different and inspiring as well as adventurous!

(SPOILERS BELOW SCROLL DOWN TO KEEP READING)

The story itself is in short about a boy called Quentin Jacobsen and his fascination and love for a wild and adventurous girl called Margo Roth Spiegelman whom he does not speak to at all until one night she requests his help getting her revenge on those who have wronged her and we are thrown into a world of revenge, love, fun and adventure while we follow their night of mischief however the following morning when Quentin arrives at school Margo is no where to be found and she has disappeared! At this point in the book I was like “Ahhh where did she go! I hope nothing bad has happened to her!” but to my relief the rest of the novel follows Quentin and his friends on a road trip following clues Margo has purposely and non purposely left for them to follow all over the place near and far which leads them to her in the end to a place far away where Margo admits she left and her and Quentin say goodbye once again.

So all in all it was an excellent book which I will read again and again because it is a favourite of mine! Pick it up and have a read if you feel like this is the book for you 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my review!

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Being In A Serious Relationship & How It Is Viewed Today

Okay so this is a mini rant/discussion of my view point on a subject which rears it’s ugly head from time to time and it is about the response and attitude from other people towards those in a serious relationship especially those in one at what some would call a ‘young’ age.

I am happily in a serious relationship with my partner and we are coming up to another anniversary this September and I cannot wait! but I want to discuss the amount of times people have not taken our relationship seriously or disregarded it because we are ‘young’. I am 20 this October and my partner is also twenty within a few months of my birthday. We got together when we were both 17 after knowing each other for 7 years and being best friends, we are like two peas in a pod our personalities are so similar and our senses of humor compliment each other and we enjoy each others company to say the least so it seemed ridiculous not to develop this further and now we have been in a wonderful, stable and strong relationship and we are still going strong but along the way we have both received negativity from others whether that be people the same age as us or older because some people  in today’s society do not seem to believe in the ability of a stable and long lasting relationship like they used to and now when someone says they are in a relationship the first thing people usually guess is how long it’ll last – which is sad really 😦

Me and my partner have discussed our future, we know what we both want from life and what we are aiming for and we have even discussed marriage, having children in the future and where we would like to live, we have made solid plans and despite this people today still believe that the theory of wanting a lifetime with one specific person is ridiculous or impossible but it’s not, not if you both want it and are willing to work and fight for it.
I just believe if someone says they are in a serious relationship and intend of being with that person a long time, instead of guessing how long it’ll last or who will hurt who first, congratulate them for being able to have a monogamous relationship 🙂

What I believe is this: I know he is the one for me because I couldn’t ever imagine a life where he didn’t exist, he is the reflection of me and I have thought seriously long and hard about our relationship and so has he and we both want each other for the rest of our lifetimes. Yes I may be of a young age to have found my ‘one’ but I am happy I found him so young because it means I have more of a lifetime with him, means I will have more time to learn and grow and having a serious relationship does not stop me from being able to complete ambitions or dreams in life like some people may object, it just means that I have someone to share them with and that helps to motivate me 🙂

So that is my little rant over 🙂 Hope you enjoyed.

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