John Green's latest offering to his scores of young adult fans lives up to the hype. It's a moving story about a boy named Quentin. It's a month before his high school graduation, and his friend (and object of affection) Margo Roth Spiegelman goes missing. They've been friends their whole lives, but he knows something has been wrong with her lately. Something he is not quite sure of. Did she run away? Commit suicide? Who knows. The mystery is not revealed until the very end, and you will not want to stop reading until it is.
Green keeps up his reputation of writing philosophical teen fiction that does more than entertain. It makes you think. You fall in love with the eccentricity and thoughtfulness of the characters, and identify with their mental struggles.
It will be released at the start of October. If you are a fan of Green, he will be speaking at the Worthington Public Library on September 8th. I have heard him speak before, and can honestly say that he is not to be missed!