Contemporary · YA

Paper Towns: Whitman’s Screwdriver

Paper Towns by John Green6442769

Paper Towns is a classic coming-of-age novel/teen drama that perfectly captures how it feels to be on the brink of adulthood – searching for meaning, purpose and a place in this great big, inauthentic world.

I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to salute your inner “paper” self, than with the most basic of basic bitch cocktails – a classic screwdriver. And since this book takes place in Orlando, that better be some Florida OJ in your glass. And to top it all off, Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself” plays a major role in this novel, so you’ll definitely need a couple of screwdrivers on hand to; Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!

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3.5 out of 5 screwdrivers

Goodreads synopsis: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

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“All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things…I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.” – John Green, Paper Towns

Whitman’s Screwdriver

  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts OJ

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