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Thursday, July 23

Paper Towns vs. the Manic Pixie Dream Girl | BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH.

Thursday, July 23

I've talked about writing for BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH., the official magazine of the Alamo Drafthouse, previously, but I wrote another piece for the July issue.

It's an editorial on how John Green's Paper Towns subverts—or attempts to subvert—the "manic pixie dream girl" trope.

Although the article was originally published in the magazine, it went up online yesterday. You can check it out here!

The movie adaptation of the book opens this weekend. I enjoyed the book quite a bit—it's actually the only John Green book I've read; I've been avoiding The Fault in Our Stars so long that it's gotten kind of ridiculous.

Have you read the book? Will you be seeing the movie? What are your thoughts on Miss MPDG?

1 comment

  1. I enjoyed Paper Towns as well. I went on a spree of reading John Green's books back to back (I was borrowing them from a friend, so I wanted to get them read to return them) and honestly, I do not recommend that. I started with Paper Towns, and liked it a lot, but as I kept reading his books I felt like they are all pretty similar. Spacing them out over months would have been a better idea! I had read Fault In Our Stars ages before, and I quite liked that too!