Looking For Alaska

May 19, 2013

John Green
Reviewed by Maddie Meagher
5 out of 5 stars


Miles Halter- memorizer of last words, bored with his Florida high school and ready to venture in order to find his very own “Great Perhaps”. When he leaves Florida in order to attend Culver Creek Preparatory School, he never imagines how a few people and events could change his life irrevocably. “If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane”. Shortly after his arrival at school, Miles is introduced to the sexy, smart, mysterious and impulsive Alaska Young. She is exactly what he has been searching for, yet so spontaneous that she never could have been expected. Alaska and her friends take Miles, now “Pudge”, into their world, leaving inerasable marks on his life and creating bonds that can never be broken.


Nothing is ever the same”. Looking For Alaska tells the story of how the actions or existence of a few people can have a dramatic impact on our lives. It deals with a lot of larger issues often experienced by teens, as it is told from the perspective of a teen boy dealing with love, anger and lots of new experiences. This is an incredible story, and honestly one of the best books I have ever read. I read it through tears and laughter, and it has made me look at a lot of things from a different point of view. John Green uses beautiful characters along with an extremely down to earth plot line to connect you with the story, ensuring a masterful and addicting book. This story is for anyone who is willing to fall in love with real characters and is up for an often emotional novel. Looking For Alaska is a phenomenal book and I would absolutely recommend it.

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