John Green's young adult novel Paper Towns is about two seniors in high school and their interesting relationship. Quentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman meet as nine-year-olds when they find a dead body in a park. Their friendship continues from this point forward.
Quentin is smitten with Margo because she is a beautiful and popular girl in their school in Florida. She is considered to be one of the "cool" kids at school because she is a rule-breaker and adventurer. Margo enjoys this attention from Quentin, but she tells him that she is tired of pretending to be the person everyone thinks she is when she herself has no idea who she is as a person. Quentin gives readers a skewed perspective of Margo because he adores her and the story is told from his point of view.
Margo seems eccentric, wild, and a bit manic because of the adventures she has with Quentin. She also leaves cryptic clues for Quentin to encourage him to chase after her, which suggests she is also selfish. Margo often blames other people for things rather than taking responsibility.
Margo is interested in reading, music, and poetry.