Author John Green Explains the Real Paper Towns

What are real paper towns?

John Green does his Tuesday video at an airport again, apparently waiting to fly to New York City for an appearance on The Today Show.  So, during his time waiting, he explains what real paper towns actually are, which is actually some interesting information.

In which John discusses paper towns, paper streets, mountweazels, and other fictitious entries. Why do encyclopedia editors and lexicographers and cartographers occasionally make things up on purpose? And do these fictional nonfictions say anything about the relationship between the imagined and the real?

With all that said, check out Hold Me Closer by David Levithan, and don’t forget to watch John and the first official trailer for Paper Towns, starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne!

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.

John Green explains real paper towns