Paper Towns by John Green won first place in the 2009 Teens Top Ten book competition sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The book came out ahead of other popular works such as Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Parkview’s own Bookaholics Anonymous Book Club chose Paper Towns as its September/October book. Discussion about the story grew heated at times as club members criticized or defended characters and their actions. Despite some dissatisfaction with the ending, the overall feeling was that Papers Towns is a book worth reading.
Book Club Reviews:
“Paper Towns is an extraordinary book. The plot and characters are well written and I feel that John Green is an excellent author.” Kelsey R.
“Paper Towns had an interesting plot, however so much more could have been done to make this book awesome. It’s still worth a read.” Daniel W.
2009 Teen Top Ten Book List:
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Wake by Lisa McMann
- Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Webcast: John Green expresses his thanks for Paper Towns’ win.