Looking for Alaska is probably my favorite book written by John Green. The characters are great, the setting is perfect. All around it is just a fantastic YA book.
John Green loves to make us love, laugh, and cry. That exactly what this book did. It was slow at the beginning but that was a good thing because it makes the reader think...about everything...
Every time I read a John Green book, new clarity is brought to my adolescent experiences, and I also develop a new understanding of my high school students. (This came recommended by a student.)
This is a beautiful story of adventure, friendship, humor, life, and doing something great in your life. These are great themes of John Green novels, and this does not disappoint.
My only dislike of the audiobook is the narrator's voice for Alaska. While difficult to do a feminine voice, this was off-putting to a degree that undermined the character's inherent sexiness. Although, the voice did remind me of Dog Funnie's crush, Patti Mayonnaise, herself a model GreenLit character. Well done, John Green. Well done.
Yes, I definitely will listen again. I was totally immersed in the story. Even though I have not experienced something like the protagonist, I could relate through the wonderful story telling by John Green.
I probably wouldn't have bought this book if it hadn't been on sale but I would have missed out on à great read.
Under the surface of this coming of age story lie some profound thoughts on what it means to be human.