John Green | Looking For Alaska

by - April 17, 2015

Looking for Alaska
By John Green

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.

Nothing is ever the same.

One hundred thirty-six days before

One of my favorite Green books! A typical John Green formula with brilliant, and smart characters with a streak of imperfection shown in personal issues. Alaska is one of my favorite female character by Green, but I just wished that her brilliance would have been given justice than just showing how she can outdo anyone in misfits.

My favorite line would be, "Teenagers think they are invincible with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are." --- only because that line explains the characters. That they were teens, and they did crazy stuff no matter how brilliant their mins were at the same time how difficult it was for them to fight the ghosts the haunts them.

Published December 28th 2006 by Speak (first published March 3rd 2005)

Original Title: Looking for Alaska 
ISBN 0142402516 (ISBN13: 9780142402511)
Pages: 221

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