Quentin's parents give him the minivan as a graduation gift. Now he doesn't have to borrow the keys—it's all his. He can be an independent soccer mom.
But Quentin still can't get excited about graduation. He tries to put himself into Margo Roth Spiegelman's shoes (her Margo Roth Via Spiga-mans) and figure out how she would have planned the trip.
He finds another definition for the term paper town online: "copyright trap" (2.20.42).
It turns out that some mapmakers put fake towns on the map to know if someone plagiarized them.
One of the paper towns, Agloe, New York, had it's Omnictionary (the John Green version of Wikipedia) entry updated: "fyi, whoever Edits this—the Population of agloe Will actually be One until may 29th at Noon" (2.20.48).
Quentin recognizes that brain-damaged capitalization anywhere: It's Margo Roth Spiegelman's.
Of course, it's May 28, so Quentin has twenty-one hours and forty-five minutes to get there.
A navigation program tells him that all he needs is nineteen hours and four minutes. He's totally got this.
He calls Radar, who advises him that that program won't calculate for traffic.
Radar convinces Quentin to spare five minutes and meet them at graduation, because Quentin has their cooler of beer in the minivan.
He does, and his friends hop in the car. They're going to skip graduation to chase down Margo Roth Spiegelman with him. Aw.