Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

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. Bec...

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Title:Looking for Alaska
Author:John Green
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Edition Language:English

Looking for Alaska Reviews

  • Clair

    I did not cry.

    But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt.

  • Patrick

    My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages, which is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read.

    I decided to start here because it was one of his first books.

    After I finished this book, I went to her and asked, "Are all of John Green's books going to leave me feeling like I've had a hole kicked straight through my guts?"

    "Not all of them," she said. "But yeah. Some."

    I thought about this for a while, then asked her. "In Name of the Wind, when X happens, did it fee

    My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages, which is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read.

    I decided to start here because it was one of his first books.

    After I finished this book, I went to her and asked, "Are all of John Green's books going to leave me feeling like I've had a hole kicked straight through my guts?"

    "Not all of them," she said. "But yeah. Some."

    I thought about this for a while, then asked her. "In Name of the Wind, when X happens, did it feel like that when you read it?"

    (Except I didn't say X, obviously. I mentioned a particular scene in my first book.)

    "Well," Amanda said, "Not really. His scene is more central to his book. But even so, yeah. It was kinda like that."

    "Shit," I said. "Sorry about that."

    So yeah. Sorry about that.

  • karen

    , and in an adrenaline-fueled all-caps teen reviewing frenzy, will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this book.

    avoid these people, even though ordinarily, they are pretty cool.

    this is a really well-written teen fiction book. i mean, it won the printz award, i'm not discovering america here. i think i wanted to emphasize that it definitely reads like a book intended for a teen audience. and i think that me as a teen would have numbered this among my very favorite book

    , and in an adrenaline-fueled all-caps teen reviewing frenzy, will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this book.

    avoid these people, even though ordinarily, they are pretty cool.

    this is a really well-written teen fiction book. i mean, it won the printz award, i'm not discovering america here. i think i wanted to emphasize that it definitely reads like a book intended for a teen audience. and i think that me as a teen would have numbered this among my very favorite books. however, as an adult, there are a lot of years between me and the characters in this book, and i have read a lot more books than the average teen, so i am mostly jaded and ruined, but imagine me discovering this at say, 13...

    1) a group of smart kids going to boarding school who read all the time and take pleasure in learning and have hundreds of books and quote marquez and rabelais. karen would have loved to have had friends like these

    2) emotionally unstable female lead who is mysterious and changeable who is not afraid of her sexuality but doesn't use it all the time to get what she wants who says tough and dramatic things like "y'all smoke to enjoy it. i smoke to die" (thirteen year old karen loves this line, grown up karen rolls her eyes)

    3) drinking and smoking and fornicating that do not lead to bad grades and ruined lives. there are other causes for those things...

    4) blow job tips. 'nuff said

    5) brief crash course in eastern religions that would have been so exotic to small town karen.

    and the structure would have been novel to young karen: countdown leading up to

    then countdown leading away from it. very cool.

    so i see why the kids like it. and i liked it, too, but i think it would have been more important and surprising and enchanting to me as a kid - all the first love and first loss type stuff, all the unwritten behavioral codes between the teens and the authority figures, and the slow unravel of a mystery. very cool.

    but i have a question. and it is a spoiltastic question, so i am going to put up a barrier of images to protect anyone who has not read it, and wants to. these will be subliminal suggestions that are so subtle you won't even know what is happening...

    dude, seriously - why didn't jake go to alaska's funeral?? there is no reason for him not to have and there is absolutely no explanation given. it makes it easier for the author, yeah, to not have to write a confrontation scene between jake and pudge, and to have the mystery unravel more slowly, but it makes zero sense for someone so in love with his girl to not go to her funeral. seriously. dumb. i will accept any private messages about this, to keep the thread spoiler-free, but until john green tells me why, i am going to say "dumb"

  • Cristina

    I didn't like this book.

    This is not what I expected to be. I hoped to find a book in the style of

    (or something novel) and what did I find? A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties in their not-so-original vices and a sudden drama which leads to nonsense talking. All hiding, of course, in a couple of beautiful quotes that wrap all the 'inspiring-sites' on the internet, the reason I got to the book and I bet that you too.

    Boring, it was so

    boring.

    I didn't like the characters.

    I didn't like this book.

    This is not what I expected to be. I hoped to find a book in the style of

    (or something novel) and what did I find? A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties in their not-so-original vices and a sudden drama which leads to nonsense talking. All hiding, of course, in a couple of beautiful quotes that wrap all the 'inspiring-sites' on the internet, the reason I got to the book and I bet that you too.

    Boring, it was so

    boring.

    I didn't like the characters. Alaska was unbearable (oh no wait, she was awesome if you were a character too: fantastic girl,beautiful and wonderful and

    , and she had to be an intelligent woman, so the author made her feminist and an avid reader, to prove she had brains), and there is no need to write about the boys because...

    .

    The main character was a cronic linnet, who got lost in his difficulties (mostly, not having a girlfriend, such a big problem you see) and searching The Great Perhaps, thing he forgot to do so easily so...

    What a waste of time!

    2013 EDIT: almost FOUR years have passed since I read and reviewed Looking for Alaska and I hope nobody expects me to discuss anything related to the book. It's great if you loved the book but I didn't. Maybe at this time of my life I would express myself in a different way but when I wrote this I was convinced of all I said before.

    After Looking for Alaska, I read other John Green's books. And I loved some of them, like

    did. It's sad that Looking for Alaska didn't work for me but I think it is wonderful that it did for you. Not so many books can inspire that kind of passion :_)

    Thanks everybody for your likes and comments and my apologies for not answering them anymore.

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    That's me, realizing I was about to give a big one star to a super popular book on Goodreads.

    It didn't stop me. This book was beyond stupid.

    Miles is a little nerd boy from Florida, he is going away to boarding school hoping for a new life or maybe his "Great Perhaps". The Great Perhaps comes from a minute reference to some poet. Thrown in to this book to make it all edgy and shit. Fail.

    Once he gets there his roommate (the requisite character that is so poor but super smart) befriends him. The

    That's me, realizing I was about to give a big one star to a super popular book on Goodreads.

    It didn't stop me. This book was beyond stupid.

    Miles is a little nerd boy from Florida, he is going away to boarding school hoping for a new life or maybe his "Great Perhaps". The Great Perhaps comes from a minute reference to some poet. Thrown in to this book to make it all edgy and shit. Fail.

    Once he gets there his roommate (the requisite character that is so poor but super smart) befriends him. The Colonel aka Chip takes Miles (now known as Pudge) under his wing and now he has friends!

    Including the super special Alaska, she is the beautiful, cool and allusive girl. She is moody and spontaneous. Of course, the boys all love her milkshake..including our Pudge.

    That smoking line? It's from the book. *head-desk*

    Then another thing..and this was a big one for me. John Green, you have enough dang money that if you are going to write southern characters at least try, TRY!!! to get them halfway right.

    You just put every stupid stereotype known into the characters that are southern for this book. You made them all sound stupid.

    If they didn't go to this wonderful boarding school that erased their accent they sounded like ignorant hicks.

    I hate to tell you honey, but last time I check Florida is also in the south. They have accents too.

    You lost a star just for not taking the two seconds to research southern speech. I've lived here my whole life and I have never heard someone speak like you had several characters speaking.

    Anyways, for me. This book glorified the whole "oh I'm so dark" "don't you want to be me" shit. FOR ME

    My southern ass will give this book a big ole "hell to the no."

    (I really need that sarcasm font)

    For all the little fangirls and trolls that I'm sure I'll being seeing really soon. Here's a message for you.

    and bite me.

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