“I realize that the idea is not only wrong but dangerous. What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person is more than a person.” - Quentin Jacobsen, Paper Towns by John Green
It’s been years since I’ve been able to finish a book within a day, and I’m glad I didn’t put this down. Admittedly, the summary (that’s literally) behind the book doesn’t even measure up to the message I had gathered from this mystery-esque book. Not only did I love the characters, but those who’ve read The Fault In Our Stars won’t be disappointed by the writing, pace, and wit that is so John Green.
Don’t worry, you (might) not cry your eyes out on this book, but if you’re going through that stage with your friends—having an image of them and expecting that they’ll still be the same people you’ve gotten to know them as—then you might pick up a lesson or two.
In reference to the quote above, this is what I gathered because I feel like being open today:
Yes, people change, sometimes it sucks, sometimes it doesn’t, and most of the time you don’t realize that it’s happening until you really take the time to sincerely look at them. Look at people and see them for who they are and not the person you think they are or know them to be. Look at them as they are now, because as Margo Roth Spiegelman had put it ”Forever is composed of nows.”
Having to face this is, by all means, hard; because you have to either leave it or accept it, and hope that they’ll do the same. And if they don’t, that’s a whole ‘nother way of looking at them.