YMMV: Paper Towns

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In-story and out. The message of the story is how we look at people as mirrors rather than windows.
    • Q could be read as a romantic adventurer or an obsessed tragic figure. Q even claims that Captain Ahab is the hero of Moby Dick. (That said, he outright admits he never actually read the book and just wanted to get his final paper done, so he probably went off the website summary and wrote from there; a time-honored tradition among people who leave things until the last minute.)
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • At the prom afterparty, Ben sets a county record for longest keg-stand. Radar describes him as some kind of "autistic savant".
    • During the road trip, Radar is bought a T-shirt with a Confederate flag on it that reads "Heritage not Hate". Radar is black.