Review: Looking For Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: March 3rd 2005
Pages: 221
Copy: Paperback
Source: Library
Genre: Contemporary
Challenges: Forbidden Book Club
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Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green’s arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

Why have I not read a John Green book until now? Why?

Looking for Alaska is a up and down Funny-Crazy-Silly-Depressing-Heart Warming story of Miles, a boy who has never done anything real crazy or noticeable, and really hasn’t had any friends. And then he decides to go to Culver Creek, a school where he has a determined room mate, out of this world pranks and a girl that he can’t help but love. But that was before.

Like I stated above, I really can’t believe that I waited this long to read a book by John Green. His characters are very realistic and seemed to have very real feelings in very real situations. His writing is very well done and I really loved it.

I really don’t have much to say at all- which is not usual for me. I usually can find at least one point in a book that I can constructively criticize, but really, can I find one now? No. So sorry. I guess this review is going to be pretty short and sweet.

I never write spoiler reviews but I will tell you- slap in the face. That’s the only way I know how to describe it.

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2 responses to “Review: Looking For Alaska

  1. This is one of my favorite books ever! I'm so glad you like it:) And I totally know what you mean about the slap in the face..Just..wow.-Rachel

  2. I can't believe I saw this book years ago on the clearance table at WalMart (that was one of the only places I ever got to at that point,no judging) and completely wrote it off. I'll definitely try to at least read SOMEthing John Green soon.

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