Looking for Alaska
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Looking for Alaska

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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.

Title:Looking for Alaska
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0142402516
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:221 pages

    Looking for Alaska Reviews

  • Cristina
    Apr 01, 2010

    I didn't like this book. This is not what I expected to be. I hoped to find a book in the style of Stargirl (or something novel) and what did I find? A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties i...

  • Patrick
    Mar 30, 2014

    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 f...

  • karen
    Sep 11, 2010

    some people are careless, 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 ...

  • V
    Jul 25, 2012

    I did not cry.But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt.And it was awesome....

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jul 22, 2015

    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 ...

  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
    Feb 29, 2012

    Update- 4/12/14This review/rant receives more comments than any other book review I have. I decided to reply to a few of the comments in my review because the people that don't like my review/rant don...

  • Todd
    Mar 08, 2010

    Wow. I must've skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book. All those awards-- WHAT??? Such a clumsy story— every...

  • Megs ?
    Jun 28, 2011

    This was the first book I ever read by John Green. It was given to me in 2007 when I had no idea who John Green was. I wish this book had been around when I was a teen. I really enjoyed the story, but...

  • Sarah ?
    Jan 17, 2013

    I'm going to explain my emotions about this book in a billion of gifs because I love this book too much to put into words <3So first I was like... because Pudge was pretty cool.Then we met the Colonel...

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Nov 04, 2012

    First time hearing about this book;Friend online gushes on how amazing and fantabulous this book is. Me: Okay, I'll check it out. Plus it's cool since I was born in Alaska. The book is about Alaska ri...