Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska
by John Green

Pages: 263
Release Date: July 3rd 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Buy it: Amazon



Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy 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. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same


 My Thoughts
At first, I was quite put off by reading Looking for Alaska. Reason? My friend had read it and liked it but didn't like it at the same time. So she had mixed emotions. I let this get to me. How stupid of me!

This book is awesome. I really really liked reading it! So, it's about this guy, Miles who has this thing of memorising people's last words. He moves to this boading school in the hope of making some new friends. A guy, Chip and a girl, Alaska come along becoming great friends with Miles. With these friends, he hopes to find his 'great perhaps'

Everthing was just so good! I loved Miles character! Okay so not just him, they were all so so awesome! Each charcter had something special and different about them and so it wasn't boring or anything like that at all!

There wasn't much of a plot but it doesn't really matter as something or another then did happen. The story kept going driven by the pranks, characters and words. That's what makes it different.

John Green sure knows what YA readers want to and need to read. And so for us, this simply has to be a big score :)

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked this one Mia ! I've heard awesome things about John Green and his books. I can't wait to read this book, I still have to buy it though, but it'll be soon !!

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  2. I've actually seen a lot of quotes out of this book on Tumblr, which is kind of an odd way to come across a book but I've been more than interested since. This review just reminded me how much I need to read this book! Thanks lovely :)

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  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS BOOK!

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  4. I have to read this book! It looks *amazing*!
    Brilliant review!

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  5. This is my favorite book of all time. I heart John Green so much. Glad you liked it too.

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  6. Seems like it could be an interesting book, i might look into it.

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  7. Look interesting and the cover is just lovely

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  8. I wouldn't have picked this book from the book store but now I'm curious!

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  9. Just by reading at your review makes me read the book. Sounds like the kind of book that may teach us sommething, maybe "that" thing that all of us need but don't know what is it.

    I'd love to read it, that's for sure!

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  10. I know a lot of people who love this book, but it sounds too sad for me... I can't stand reading really sad books, it's depressing. But maybe it won't be so bad after all and all I've heard about are the bad parts before.

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  11. I want to read this book sooooo much! I love your blog and reviews, keep it up! Congrats on 500 followers too! :-)

    http://bookhi.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love books with a male main protagonist. I've had this one in my TBR for awhile now. I keep meaning to get it out and give it a read, but alas haven't yet. Hope to soon though.

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  13. This book tore up my heart strings! Oh man. I have to say this probably John Green's best book. I seriously felt like a new person after reading this.

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  14. John Green knows how to make his readers sob like babies and Looking for Alaska is that book that he knew when to start the waterworks. That evil, smug, glorious bastard :) I loved this book and it's always a fun time when the protag is male rather than the usual female

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  15. John Green is an amazing writer. I simply love his books.

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  16. I really enjoyed this book. I love how it made me think even after I put it down.

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  17. This was a cool book, I love the author too

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  18. this book is awesome it made me cry when Alaska dies,, this book made my heart sank i really love this

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