Review: Looking For Alaska
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Speak on December 28th 2006
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
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Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.g
John Green is an author I know that I will never be let down by. His books are masterpieces that I feel happy when reading, but end up crying in the end. Looking for Alaska is a book I have heard such amazing things about that I finally got the courage to see what it was all about.
This book was such a great read. The chapters flowed well together. John Green had me crying by the end. What I loved so much about the book though, was that it felt so real. The things that he writes about can actually happen in someone’s life.
Miles is such a relatable character. Being in a new place, learning the rules of the clicks, the things that teenagers are confronted with in college. He goes through things that all teenagers go through and I think that is how he is relatable to readers. Alaska is a very intelligent girl that has some secrets. The relationship that these two share is one that is not all lovey dovey. What I like about their relationship is that this is sometimes what happens in relationships but of course we never hear about this. All we hear about are the good things or how he cheated or she cheated and now we are broken up.
John Green is a spell-binding author that knows how to pack his books with a punch. I have come to realized that whenever reading John Green I must have tissues at the ready. If you are a reader who is waiting to read this book, you must wait no longer. Go read and start looking for Alaska.
I give this book 5 bites!