Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

Before. Miles ?Pudge? Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave ?the Great Perhaps? even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Bec Before. Miles ?Pudge? Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, a...

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Title:Looking for Alaska
Author:John Green
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ISBN:Looking for Alaska
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:221 pages pages

Looking for Alaska Reviews

  • karen
    Sep 11, 2010
    some people are careless, and in an adrenaline-fueled all-caps teen reviewing frenzy, will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this book. avoid these people, even though ordinarily, they are pretty cool. this is a really well-written teen fiction book. i mean, it won the pri...
  • Madeline
    Jun 14, 2010
    One day I?m going to put together an anthology of John Green?s three novels, and it will be titled ?Hot Bipolar Girls and the Boys Who Worship Them.? This is the third John Green book I?ve read so far, and the patterns are starting to appear. (Less so with An Abundance of...
  • Carrie
    Jul 11, 2007
    In Looking For Alaska, John Green tells the story of Miles, a smart, skinny teen who decides to go to the same boarding school his father attended in the hopes of finding a different life. The reader gets a glimpse of what Miles? home life is like at the beginning of the novel when h...
  • Kristopher Jansma
    Apr 26, 2008
    I've been getting in touch with my inner Young Adult this week, in preparation for yet another final rewrite on my own YA book. This has, for the most part, amounted to listening to Death Cab for Cutie and reading Looking for Alaska - a book that I have been actively avoiding. The stor...
  • Cristina
    Apr 01, 2010
    I didn't like this book. This is not what I expected to be. I hoped to find a book in the style of Stargirl (or something novel) and what did I find? A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties in their not-so-original vices and a sudden drama which leads to nonsense talking. ...
  • Mariel
    Mar 18, 2011
    What was I doing reading John Green's Looking for Alaska when I famously (coughs) despised large parts of the author's An Abundance of Katherines? (I'm emulating Miles here. Wait, I already talk like that!) 1. I disliked it enough to feel mean and want to give John Green another shot b...
  • Todd
    Mar 08, 2010
    Wow. I must've skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book. All those awards-- WHAT??? Such a clumsy story? every move of the author was heavy-handed and so transparent I felt like I was a fly on Joh...
  • Tricia
    Feb 05, 2009
    Did not finish. This book was just too much--too much smoking, drinking, sex, and foul language. As a teenager, I hated it then and I don't want to rehash it now. I didn't care about any of the characters except Miles and I hated how he just went along with everything thrown in his...
  • Leslie
    Mar 11, 2009
    This is a decent book. I pretty much devoured it despite a big qualm. Perhaps it's sour grapes but why perpetuate the age-old idea that hot teen girls who are emotionally tore up = glittery/alluring? What about girls with tore-up physiques AND tore-up emotions? Oh, silly me. They?re ...
  • Patrick
    Mar 30, 2014
    My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages, which is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read. I decided to start here because it was one of his first books. After I finished this book, I went to her and asked, "Are all of John Green's books goi...
  • Fabian
    Aug 02, 2015
    Here's me acknowledging the power of John Green. Hats off! No, this one is not as bittersweet as "The Fault in Our Stars", but still, this is unputdownable supreme! Its the type of literature that gets one excited about reading, about reminiscing about adolescence and school. Becaus...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jul 22, 2015
    That's me, realizing I was about to give a big one star to a super popular book on Goodreads. It didn't stop me. This book was beyond stupid. Miles is a little nerd boy from Florida, he is going away to boarding school hoping for a new life or maybe his "Great Perhaps". The...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Jun 10, 2010
    This review will be somewhat of a spoiler. Don?t read it unless you?ve read the book or don?t want to. You have been warned. ?Poof???.and you?re gone.? This was a line in the book that described death, sudden death in particular. It?s sounds just about right...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    May 12, 2011
    I belong to the generation that enjoyed St. Elmo?s Fire, a 1985 American coming-of-age film that starred the then showbiz newbies, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andre McCarthy and Demi Moore. That was shown here in the Philippines when I was in my first year of working after college and ...
  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
    Feb 29, 2012
    Update- 4/12/14 This review/rant receives more comments than any other book review I have. I decided to reply to a few of the comments in my review because the people that don't like my review/rant don't like it for pretty much the same reasons. First, please note there are spoilers...
  • Clair
    Jul 25, 2012
    I did not cry. But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt. And it was awesome. ...
  • Megs ♥
    Jun 28, 2011
    This was the first book I ever read by John Green. It was given to me in 2007 when I had no idea who John Green was. I wish this book had been around when I was a teen. I really enjoyed the story, but I think I would have liked it even more if I wasn't already past that point in my lif...
  • Kristalia
    Jan 13, 2013
    Final rating: 4.5/5 stars "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are." Loved it! I ...
  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Nov 04, 2012
    First time hearing about this book; Friend online gushes on how amazing and fantabulous this book is. Me: Okay, I'll check it out. Plus it's cool since I was born in Alaska. The book is about Alaska right? Friend: *laughs* Me: O__o It's not about Alaska? Friend: *stil...
  • Emma
    Sep 12, 2012
    I was recommended this by a good friend and I was really looking forward to it. I love the vlogbrothers videos and the first chapter really made me want to read it and find out more but it didn't live up to the expectation that the first few chapters set up. My main problem with th...
  • Sarah ❤
    Jan 17, 2013
    I'm going to explain my emotions about this book in a billion of gifs because I love this book too much to put into words <3 So first I was like... because Pudge was pretty cool. Then we met the Colonel, and I did this because the Colonel is awesome! and he got my appro...
  • Christy
    Jul 31, 2012
    Looking for Alaska is my second John Green book. Even though it was very different than TFiOS, it was still emotional, moving and just quirky enough to make me smile and laugh. Miles Halter's moves to Alabama to go to boarding school. This is his big adventure. A chance to mak...
  • Darth J
    Jul 01, 2015
    I had been putting off reviewing this book for a while. It also took me much longer to read than I thought it would. Having read An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns first, I can say that Green seems to repeat a lot of the same themes and personalities. This may have been his f...
  • Jasmine
    Jun 05, 2015
    If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane. Throughout the book, extremely loud and incredibly close soundtrack came to my mind the whole time. The melody fits the story so well. I never thought Miles "Pudge" Halter's turning point in life would be like that. Ab...
  • Laz
    Nov 16, 2013
    ?When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we ca...
  • Lotte
    Feb 18, 2014
    I first read this book in 2008 when I was 14 and it turned out to be the book that sparked my love for literature. I've always loved reading, but before that I only read for the sake of entertainment. Looking for Alaska was the first book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, but that si...
  • Franco  Santos
    Jul 11, 2015
    No es una mala novela. Lo popular no siempre es malo. No es el tipo de novelas que suelo leer, pero quise darle una oportunidad a esta historia. Fue una gran sorpresa. No le tena muy buenas expectativas, sin embargo me encontr con una escritura madura, un relato correctamente hi...
  • Kai
    Oct 17, 2016
    ?We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.? Again, I know, I'm late. This book is incredibly popular, and it's been waiting patiently in my bookshelf for at least two years now. I've read Paper Towns (which was boring af) and The Fault In Our Stars (w...
  • Sarah
    Mar 04, 2017
    I got 23 pages into this stink-bomb of a novel and had to put it down. This is exceedingly rare for me, but it's just that bad. Our hero, Miles Halter, is a weird, spoiled kid who likes reading the ends of biographies just to get people's last words. He doesn't always even read the ...
  • JAYNE
    Aug 22, 2016
    The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green has established himself a very large fan base of readers, who are very fond of his work and writing. Unfortunately, after reading a lot of his work, I can't say that I belong to that fanbase. Neither his ch...