Welcome to The Young Folks! Today is the first recap of our re-read of Paper Towns by John Green. We’re getting ready for the movie release in just two weeks!
This week we read the prologue and part one. These are some of the most important things that happened:
One thing that kept jumping out at me as I read was the fact that so many of the lines in the movie trailer are taken straight from the book. The adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars was very faithful to the book, and since the same team of screenwriters adapted Paper Towns, I’m feeling very optimistic.
One of my favorite moments from the trailer (when Q and Margo are checking out at the store with a weird variety of items) even comes straight from the book: “‘This isn’t as weird as it looks.’ The woman cleared her throat but didn’t look up. ‘Still weird,’ she muttered” (page 32).
The big question I’m left with after reading part one is this: in the book, Margo has eleven things she has to do. In the movie trailer, she has nine. We know that the Sea World scene has been cut due to the controversy surrounding the documentary Blackfish. The question that remains is: what else has been cut? Are there things that Margo and Q do that night that aren’t in the book? I guess we’ll just have to find out on July 24th!
Our re-read of Paper Towns continues next week:
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