My Rating ★★★★★

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.

If You Haven't Read**
Looking For Alaska is an amazing work that allows readers to take a deeper look at life. This is a comedy book and some how works if you are looking for romance and not looking for romance. One of John Greens finest works and an absolute must read in my opinion. All of the characters are awesome and the story line manages to hold your attention throughout he book. I would recommend this book for teens who want a simply awesome read, and yes I understand that I have used the word awesome several times in this review but.... it is. I cried my eyes out and will recommend this book to almost anyone. 

If You have Read**
I loved this book!! I thought Alaska was a much more funny then Margo, ugh Alaska's prank at the end sent me into tears, and when they drove past the crash site? I could no longer see the book through my tears.  Plus when the teacher assigned Alaska's question? My heart sunk and I grew a great respect for that teacher. Pudge was a fantastic main character and I found myself agreeing with how he perceived Alaska and feeling bad for him and his feelings. Alaska was an amazing character and she somehow found her way to my heart (yes she stabbed it when she died). The ending of this book compleatly satisfied me. After his emotional roller coaster of a book I have asked for this book for Christmas because,

I do believe I will be rereading this book throughout my life.  

My Favorite Parts
I loved it when Alaska and Pudge spent the weekend together and got so close, if that never happened I may have not cried so hard when she died.

I also loved the basketball game. The Colonel was hilarious with his cheers. I can even begin to explain how hard I laughed during this part.

My Favorite Quotes

“Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.” 
― John GreenLooking for Alaska
“What the hell is that?" I laughed.
"It's my fox hat."
"Your fox hat?"
"Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat."
"Why are you wearing your fox hat?" I asked.
"Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox.” 
― John GreenLooking for Alaska
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” 
― John GreenLooking for Alaska


01/15/2014 6:32pm

Yes... this book. I really want to reread it. It is just so perfect.


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