Monday, May 9, 2011
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Released: March 3rd, 2005
"Before." Miles ?Pudge? Halter's whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring 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 pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. "After." Nothing is ever the same. The Printz Award?winning modern classic is now available in the successful Premium Edition format with a bonus reading guide and a letter from John Green.
This is one of my favourite books of all time. I recommend it to anyone over the age of 15, for leisure and even as the subject of study for an assignment. It is one of the most exciting, exhilarating, and heartbreaking books I have ever read. It really makes you think, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry. You become attached to each character and you find the story impossible to disengage. Alaska is a beautiful disaster, a self-destructive storm seducing Miles into her world and the reader along with him. It is a book you can always come back to. It is completely original, in context and style. I adore this book and highly recommend it!
Once in a while you pick up a story... a story that you do not expect to change you or make any impact on your life. Unfortunately that is exactly what this novel does; It changes the way your perceive things from when you first picked up the novel to when you turned the last page. It allows you to fall in love and grow with the characters. You may, like me, cry laugh and experience the wonder that is this story. An amazing, beautiful read.