Looking for Alaska by John Green
Name: Looking for Alaska
Publisher: Harper Collins
Amazon: Looking for Alaska
Synopsis: Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Review: This book is a fantastic addition to young adult fiction. John Green managed to make the book feel very adult but maintained that element of childishness with Miles and his friends’ outrageous pranks. I also loved that each of the characters had something unusual about them like Miles memorising peoples last words, The Colonel being able to tell you any place on a map and Alaska's crazy large book collection. I quickly fell in love with each and everyone one of the characters.
Another thing I loved about the book was the fact the chapter titles act as a count down, this made me really want to know what was coming when the count down ended and what did occur was certainly not a let down.
The book has a relativity good pace and the language used gives you a clear picture if what’s going on without making the book feel like it was dragging on. I will admit that at times the book can feel rather pretentious, and can leave you wondering if any teenager would actually talk this way.Though I did feel Looking for Alaska created a great balance between Adult and Young Adult and a book that almost anyone could read, and this book is definitely worth a look if you haven’t read it already.