14 July 2015

Paper Towns: Book to Movie Giveaway

Paper Towns - movieBook first or movie first? Which is your preference? I'm a book-first kind of woman, but even if I hadn't yet read John Green's Paper Towns, I'd be impatiently counting the minutes until the movie is released. Just 10 more days . . . July 24. Not that I'm excited or anything.

The movie is directed by Jake Schreier and stars Nat Wolff (Admission, The Fault of Our Stars), Cara Delevingne, and Halston Sage. I was particularly happy to see that author John Green was one of the screenwriters, so I can rest assured that the movie will follow the essence of the novel.

In case you don't know the story, here's the summary from 20th Century Fox:

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green, Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.
What this summary doesn't tell you is that Paper Towns explores a number of larger issues beyond love and friendship. One of these is learning to take off your rose-colored glasses and see life and people and situations for what they really are. I can understand why Paper Towns was a book club favorite because the story includes several themes related to being on the brink of adulthood and the hopes, dreams, and fears that older teens become obsessed with.

For more on the story and the making of the movie, watch this short film starring author John Green and some of the actors.

The Giveaway: I hope I've gotten your attention because thanks to 20th Century Fox, I'm able to offer one of my readers (with a U.S. mailing address) a fabulous prize pack to celebrate the opening of the movie Paper Towns. Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
  • $25 Visa card so you can watch the film in the theater
  • 3 Paper Towns buttons
  • 1 copy of the paperback book
All you have to do to be entered to win is to fill out the following form. I'll pick a winner on July 21 using a random number generator. Once the winner has been confirmed, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good luck!

To stay informed, follow Paper Towns on Twitter or Instagram and check out the movie's Facebook page. Search for #PaperTowns across all your social media.


Lisa Brown 7/14/15, 7:04 AM  

thank you for the chance to win

Greg 7/14/15, 8:50 AM  

I'm usually a book before movie person too, although in this case I haven't read Paper Towns. It wasn't on my radar til I saw the movie trailer. Now I want to see it AND maybe read the book. Enjoy when it arrives!

Karen White 7/14/15, 10:08 AM  

I am definitely book-first. Very much looking forward to this book as my kids and I are all John Green fans!

Anna 7/14/15, 12:40 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway. My daughter is a huge John Green fan!

Margot 7/14/15, 1:55 PM  

Just last week my two granddaughters told me I HAD to read this book. They both loved it and are eagerly waiting for the movie. You know of course that I'm going to do that. We three are definitely book-first people. We are READERS.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian 7/14/15, 1:58 PM  

If it's John Green, it's got to be good.

Vicki 7/14/15, 2:09 PM  

I always read the book first, with just a few exceptions.
I'm a John Green fan, and this book is on my tbr list.
Thanks for the chance to win!

JoAnn 7/14/15, 2:20 PM  

I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and it looks great. My preference is to read the book first :)

Anita LeBeau 7/14/15, 2:47 PM  

I'm a book first kind of person, but I admit even without reading this movie looks very good. Thanks for the chance to win :).

Cleo Bannister 7/14/15, 2:48 PM  

I'm a definitely a book first kind of girl although I haven't read this one yet - I do hope the film lives up to your expectations :-)

Jessica B. 7/14/15, 3:09 PM  

I like to read the book first in most cases. I'd love to read this one!

Gina Wildorchid 7/14/15, 3:38 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway!

rhonda 7/14/15, 6:20 PM  

Thanks for giveaway.

Nise' 7/14/15, 7:31 PM  

I'm a book first person. I've read Paper Towns and look forward to the movie. Awesome giveaway.

Barbara Montag 7/14/15, 8:55 PM  

Thank you.
I've seen the trailer and this looks like a great movie!

Sharons Book Nook! 7/14/15, 11:45 PM  

I'm normally a book before movie person too but sometimes I'll make an exception.

Tina 7/15/15, 6:48 AM  

I like the book prior to the movie experience but I have been known to watch first, read later. There is always more detail or extra plot in the books.

Shelly Peterson 7/15/15, 10:44 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway! this looks like a good movie.

Amanda Sakovitz 7/16/15, 11:33 PM  

thanks for the chance!

Rebecca Kellerman 7/17/15, 11:12 AM  

Thank you for the chance to win! John Green writes such good books!

jama 7/17/15, 2:13 PM  

Looking forward to seeing the movie! Thanks for the giveaway :).

Dina 7/17/15, 11:16 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway.

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