“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person” – John Green
Personally I am quite the fan of John Green’s work, I haven’t read all of his books yet but the ones I have read were pretty remarkable. Somehow his work always seems to be moving, funny and haunting at the same time. His characters make you think of life and the things they all experience are quite extreme but are always described in a very ‘light’ way, if that makes any sense at all…
After finishing the book I went to see the Paper Towns movie, mainly because I loved the story but also because I was so excited to see Cara Delevingne debut her acting career as Margo Roth Spiegelman. Honestly, there isn’t anyone else who could’ve portrayed Margo as well as Cara! Whilst reading the book I already knew that Cara was casted as Margo, but once I got to know the character better I couldn’t picture anyone else as Margo.
The story itself was changed a lot in the movie, not only did they change minor details but I feel like the whole moral of the story was adapted a bit. To be completely honest I loved the movie more than the book, which is quite rare for me. Don’t get me wrong I still love the book, however I feel like the message (if they are the exact same in the movie and in the book) came across a lot better in the movie.
The way the story was altered the ending as well as the last monologue made a lot more sense, it was much less about a boy being in love with the idea of this girl and so much more about realising and acknowledging all that he has and all that he will accomplish.
If you haven’t seen the movie/read the book I recommend you watch the movie first for all the reasons previously mentioned but also because the actors are just incredible!
Lots of Love,