Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review of "Looking for Alaska"

Biography: John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana. John has been a finalist for the LA Times Book Price. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and has written many other novels like Printz Medal and A Printz Honor. John has also won the Edgar Award, has a YouTube channel under the name of "vlogbrothers" and 1.1 million followers on Twitter. 
Summary: Miles Halter, known as Pudge, decides to leave his boring old town in Florida to attend a boarding school in Alabama. Miles doesn’t have many friends and believes this new environment is the great perhaps. Him and his roommate, the Colonel, click instantly and names Miles, Pudge. The Colonel introduces him to his friends and tells him what there’s to know about Culver Creek. Alaska is one of Colonels best friends and soon becomes Pudge’s best friend and mentor. Alaska tells Pudge about the labyrinth, the “great perhaps” and her ideas of life. As he gets to know Alaska he starts to fall for her but Alaska has a boyfriend who she’s supposedly in love with. Meanwhile Alaska is in the search of a girlfriend for him, Laura. The Colonel, Alaska, Pudge, Laura and Takumi (another friend) decide to prank the Weekday Worriers. The Weekday Worries are the so called wealthy kids of Culver Creek. They decide to prank the Weekday Worries because they have been messing with them and want to get them back.  As these five friends get together and prank these snobs they all become insanely close. After the prank, Laura and Pudge start to date.  Soon Miles finds himself in a love triangle. He knows he can’t have Alaska so he settles for Laura. One night the Colonel, Pudge and Alaska get together. Quickly the tables are turned and Pudge and Alaska start kissing. A few minutes after Alaska leaves the room and comes back crying and freaking out asking the Colonel and Pudge to distract the Eagle (Culver Creeks dean) so she can drive away. They help her without asking why and soon after Pudge and the Colonel regret helping her more than anything.
Review: I would recommend this book to anyone. Since this book does have one inappropriate part I would only recommend this book a reader that has a high level maturity. Other than that semi-sexual part this book is wonderful. John Green makes you question the way you look at life, and you’re religious status. I personally learned a lot form this book and I think others can too. I began to question life, and to notice things I never did before. I owe it all to John Green, so yes I would recommend this book to anyone. 

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