Book Review: Looking for Alaska


Author: John Green

Genre: YA (realistic)

Summary: 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. Then 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.

Review: I love John Green’s voice. He easily sounds like a teenager. This is the second book of his that I’ve read and it did not disappoint. There’s a reason his books win awards, people!

Looking for Alaska isn’t exactly a love story. It’s more like a story about reason. Of course, teenagers see reason in a different way than adults.

I really liked how Green used the MC’s rationality in everything that happened. It was true to teenage form without being typical or expected.

Recommendation: Read it ASAP!



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