Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.
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This would have been a 4 star book if it hadn't been for the language and some of the more inappropriate content. The story itself was really compelling - the kind of story where you can tell that the author really does remember what it was like to be a teenager and to wrestle with the fears and questions that inevitably crop up at that age.
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Being from Alabama, I am very critical of stories that take place in this state. Usually they portray Alabama as a back woods, non-air conditioning using, hick town. Looking for Alaska was no exception.
Also, Alaska was NOT that great of a person. Calm down, guys.
I'm undecided.. I usually like to see movies of books I've read to compare, so maybe I'll watch it when it comes on TV.
I read this book for the first time in seventh grade ages ago and I remember it being better the first time around versus reading it now at 21. I still love the book but now the characters just seem a bit immature.
Hands down one of the best YA books I have read in quite a while. and that is saying something this is one of those books I will find myself making sure my nieces and nephews have in their home libraries when the time comes and they are old enough.
I loved When the MC found out what his "Great Perhaps" he was in search of the whole time turned out to be. it really made the book all the more intriguing.
probably when a couple of the characters recreate the event that shakes everything up it is gut wrenching and really makes you feel for them in those moments.
yes, and I almost did finish this book in one sitting.
this was my first John Green Book I have read. and I have to say I am not easily won over by "general" YA fiction authors, but this book really made me feel, it made me laugh and at parts I almost cried. it made me annoyed and it made me cheerful, but overall It left me highly impressed with it's author's ability to write a a really heart rendering book on the struggles that teens tend to face in various aspects during those years of their life . usually when I read YA books they tend to be in the forms of the sub-genres distopian and or sci-fi- Fantasy. as that is what i tend to gravitate to. however this was one of those times I am happy I veered off the rails into and waded into what i is consider outside my own box. and i think i will be adding a paper copy of this book to my bookshelf at home in the near future.
I knew going into this that it was a young adult book so I'm not sure why I even tried. I'm sure if I was a teenager I would have really enjoyed this, actually my 14 year who read the book considers it to be the best book ever! However, I rolled my eyes during the parts that would have probably been more fun and touching to a ya. Good ya story, well written and unique but I'm just a few decades to old for it.
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