Thursday, January 31, 2013

STUDENT REVIEW- Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska
By John Green
Published by Penguin Group, 2006
256 pages (paperback)

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 (Francois 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. (from

[Looking for Alaska] had many action filled moments. It was a great book because it showed what it was like to grieve. I don’t think that Lara was a necessary character. No [I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to middle schoolers], because it is sometimes inappropriate for kids.
--Isabella S.

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