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Paper Towns by John Green

            "It is a paper town all those houses were built far apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses burning furniture to stay warm all the things paper thin and paper frail. even the people" (Green 57). There are many themes in the book Paper Towns By: John Green. Such as realizing who you are, do not preserve who a person used to be, never giving up, strings, and that people are not paper.
             People change. Do not preserve who they used to be. I believe this is a major theme in Paper Towns. There is a lot of realization that people change and you cannot always count on the person someone used to be. Throughout the book Quentin always thinks back to his childhood memories of Margo. Little does he know she has grown up and is not the same little girl she used to be. "Maybe all her strings broke" (Green 105). Referring to a childhood memory where they found a man who had committed suicide and Margo said "Maybe all the strings in him broke" (Green 8). Quentin realizes that Margo is not the same person she used to be. he realizes all the strings in her broke too and maybe that is why she decided to leave their paper town. .
             "I looked down and thought about how I was made of paper. I was the flimsy foldable person, not everyone else" (Green 293). Margo explains that her thoughts about paper girls and paper towns and how she realized she was the paper one. Margo had to isolate herself so she ran away. She realizes that she is actually the paper girl in a paper town because she can easily change herself just like paper changes its shape when folded or twisted. But she never gave up on finding out who she was.
             Never giving up is a huge theme. Quentin restlessly searches for her and clues to find her. He misses prom and graduation while trying to search for Margo. Quentin's teacher says "Ahab is a fool for being obsessed with catching this white whale.

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