Ah, yes. Another amazing book by John Green.
This book made me cry and laugh and scream and throw the book across the room- Then run to go get it.
This is the story of Miles Halter(aka Pudge.) He is done with his safe life at home. Pudge is also obsessed with famous people’s last words. He doesn’t really know why. Maybe because it tells something about how they lived, or at least how they died. A famous poet, Francois Rabelais, had the last words “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” Miles says he wants to go to boarding schools so he doesn’t “have to wait until [he dies] to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” So he moves from his town in Florida to the scorching hot Alabama. This is where he meets Alaska. Alaska, the smoking, drinking, prank-master, sometimes bitchy, and amazingly hot girl who is good friends with Pudge’s new roommate, Chip Martin(or “the Colonel”.) But as it turns out, Alaska is not the adventure loving girl everyone knows- shes hiding everything. Alaska “pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.”Alaska seems to be exactly what Pudge is looking for, but he has to work for it. The hunt is on.
Alaska seems to be searching for something, as well. One night, everything changes. Can Pudge, the Colonel, and their friend Takumi solve the mystery that is Alaska?
This book, I found very touching. It shows the way we base time on important events. It also shows an in depth look into the teenage psyche-the want to do extraordinary things, and their relationships with others. John Green’s first novel will make you frustrated and sad and ecstatically happy.
Looking for Alaska is the winner of the Micheal L. Printz Award
Ally’s Rating: 9.357/10 Stars
Kaitlyn’s Rating: 9/10 Stars