As prom approaches, the three musketeers (Q, Ben, and Radar) are trying to find a date. Q is romanticizing about his neighbour, Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo has a mysterious personality. She leaves clues everywhere she goes, the narrator thinks that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.
That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people would want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on colour instead of taste.
This quote is ironic because many people project various personalities of themselves to various people. Margo was so mysterious that no one knew anything about her, even her boyfriend Jase knew close to nothing about her. In today’s society, many people make friends based on their beauty and wealth, instead of their personality. It is one way of saying that you should never judge a book by its cover.