Hi again! Time for a new task, and thats task five.
At the moment I am going to start at chapter 6 and things are starting to happen. Because I just added information about the prologue in the last task I thought that I should start with keeping you guys updated on what have happened it the last five chapters. Otherwise I don’t think you get that much out of my post.
So, in the prologue Quentin (Q) and Margo are two nine year old neighbours living somewhere in Florida. Now they are both seniors at Winter Park High School. One of the changes over the years is that Q and Margo do not have playdates anymore, they are just neighbours. He is still secretly in love with her even though they seldom talk anymore and she has a duche of a boyfriend. I’ll come back to her (ex-)boyfriend later. Q is not one of the popular people at school and seems quite average and maybe closer to geeky, compared to Margo who got in backstage at a concert because she said she was the bassists girlfriend. “(…)and then the bassist said “yeah that’s my girlfriend let her in the show,” (p. 31) later she rejected him. In other peoples eyes she is wow and he is just there. Its Q and its Margo, they are different from each other. In the book I like Margo, she is cool and sound like fun, but in the real life I would probably dislike her a lot. She is just not my type of person and seems like too much stress with all her revenges. Q is cute. I don’t know, he’s just there.
When talking about revenge, this is a big deal to Margo. I don’t think I wrote about the night after they found the dead man, Margo showed up by Qs window to tell him what had happened with the guy, but thats not the important part. Whats important is that this night she appears by his window again, just like she did several years ago.
“And so May fifth could have been any day—until just before midnight, when Margo Roth Spiegelman slid open my screenless bedroom window for the first time since telling me to close it nine years before.” (p.44)
Her face is painted black and she asks Q to borrow his moms car and come with her. Jase, her now ex-boyfriend, have been cheating on her with her bestfriend and she wants to take revenge. After some discussions Q agree to come with her on her eleven errands she have this “normal” school night. Until this, their social environments are quite normal. Without all the drama I would say that its a lot like my every-day-life. You know, school, friends, family and average teenage life, if I can say that. I can compare myself more with Q than I can with Margo, because she is more of a rebel who sneaks out at night and stuff like that while he is more down to earth, and yeah, its not that much drama. Without that Q’s parents are psychologists that analyse everyone, I don’t know much about them. Her parents are more strict and that is, among other reasons, why she can’t use her own car in addition to why she have to paint her face black and ask Q to help her. Without that Q’s parents are psychologists that analyse everyone, I don’t know much about them.
This is a Crystal. I think it’s the same as Q’s moms car.
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Its all happening in Florida, USA, so thats a big difference from Norway and my own social environments. For example I could not just run away in a car, (legally) obviously because I am not old enough. When you say everything is bigger in America, thats right. While they shop at Wal-Mart in the middle of the night, Jase live in this huge villa with an enormous security system, Margo’s friend have an SUV (by the way they break in to both the house and the SUV) homecoming prom is a huge thing (not for Q though) and Q`s friend, Radar`s parents OWN THE WORLD LARGEST COLLECTION OF BLACK SANTAS!
Since I started to read this book I have wanted the city to be real. Therefore I have tried to google some of the places mentioned. Then i actually realised that it do exist. It takes place in a subdivision called Jefferson park in Orlando, Florida. It’s also a high school in Orlando, Florida, named Winter Park High School, that made me very exited. The best of all is that they are called Wildcats. Furthermore it’s mentioned later in the book places in Florida, close to Orlando like Jacksonville etc. I like the fact that this book is fiction written in a real place. It emphasise John Green in person and his interest for maps and places.
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