Looking for Alaska
by John Green [YA Green]
John Green addresses teen
issues well in the truthful but funny book. Given that it is his first published
book, it seems as if he has been working at writing for many years given the
detail and depth of this story. An interesting format of the book is the chapter
formats. In the beginning it is chronicled leading up to the climax of the
story, and then begins to count forward in time after the climax. The story goes
into detail about the main character, Miles, and his feelings about starting a
new private school by choice to try and set a path for himself to find "The
Great Perhaps". This book is full of humor, truth, and fun. It is a must read
for any young adult. -- review submitted by Alex A. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
When I first heard about Looking
for Alaska, I thought it was going to be just a fun read... Boy, was I ever
wrong. This is not a walk in the park. More like a walk in hurricane Katrina.
I'm not saying the emotions in this book were a roller coaster, but the way the
book changes was. Because, when you first meet Miles or as the "Colonel" calls
him, "Pudge". You think he'll be a smart, not-stupid, boy. You think he'll turn
down cigarettes, beer, and girls who'll use him just for..pleasure. Oh no. He
does them all. The same goes for Alaska. This may not be the best book in the
world but it does make you think what you would do if you were in Pudge's shoes.
Also, if your looking for a long read, this is the book. Even if it is only 221
pages, it feels like forever. -- review submitted by Vanessa L. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library
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