Looking for alaska john green

In retrospect, it was obvious. The twist was simultaneously expected and totally shocking, and the amount of attention given to the aftermath was a really different and cool approach. Fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, teen issues, good writing, nerdy characters, and high school coming-of-age stories.

Looking for Alaska

So we have that chapter. Nothing is ever the same. The price of the book and its origin in no way affected my stated opinions.

I thought the idea of exploring someone from the outside was a clever way to go. And then the big black page printed with "After" showed up, and it hit me all at once. I purchased this copy. Green tried to do a lot in this book; there were a few bits I wanted more of by the end.

Alaska was another love-hate character. I was stunned by it. 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. At the time, it was devastating.

It has all the bittersweetness of Stars and the over-the-top humor of Katherines, with a depth and authenticity of emotion that made it impossible for me to put down. You get a similar feel from the rest of the cast.

What I felt was lacking were some of the half-explored issues, like the rich-poor balance at school and the war with the Weekend Warriors. He takes all the craziest adventures you and your friends have ever had and spins them into a great story.

Or maybe you will. It was a hard read in the best way possible. Honestly, I think it should be on every high school reading list. The constant repetition of and elaboration on key phrases and themes.

They were just there. The Colonel is pretty delightful. My Ratings Explained Before. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, it explores the way mistakes can shape us, and the way we can shape ourselves. I sort of felt like Miles in that way. It too is a bit over the top, but also remarkably insightful and at times, so beautiful that I had to reread lines.

What Green does well is making it feel real anyway. You can still see all the very Green-ish elements here. You start around days before.

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. I wish Lara and Takumi had gotten more of a presence.

The insta-friends with quirky names and bizarre interests. The story is essential, but the style turns it from a good story into a great one.

Because down the hall is Alaska Young. Lovers of stories that go beyond the story. Green just does it better.The Paperback of the Looking for Alaska by John Green at Barnes & Noble.

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Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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John Green is a highly awarded (and deservedly so) author, best known for The Fault in Our Stars. His first book, Looking for Alaska, is highly collectible, especially in this amazing condition.

This special copy of the author's first novel is protected in a. Originally published: New York: Dutton Children's Books, Grades 9+ Includes an excerpt of author's "An Abundance of Katherines." Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash Pages: Aug 14,  · John Green and one of his principal characters in "Looking For Alaska" are fascinated with the last words of people.

I expect it is exceedingly rare that any of us gets to choose what ours will be. If I could and had to right now, they might be, "Keep up the good work, John Green."Reviews: K.

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