John Green’s new movie coming to theaters this summer is called Paper Towns. It is a fabulous book and one that might bring you to tears, just like The Fault in Our Stars. When I went searching for Green’s inspiration on the book I thought I’d check his website first, and that’s where I found it. On his frequently asked questions section of his website, under Paper Towns, you can find his long and thought out answers.
Green loves mystery novels or as he writes, he really wanted to write a mystery novel because he “wanted to try writing one.” He wanted a book that did not idealize the people who are in a relationship or interested in each other. He just did not want another Edward Cullen or another beautiful girl in a biology class. He wanted a story that was real and life-like. As for the place of the novel, he wanted to write a story that was based in Orlando, Florida because he spent most of his life there growing up. Lastly, he wanted to write “about the weird cartographic phenomenon of Paper Towns” because he has found them interesting ever since he learned about them in college.