Recommendable for younger people
“Looking for Alaska” is a novel written by John Green. It was published in 2005. The novel deals with Miles Halter, the protagonist, and his first year at Culver Creek a boarding school in Alabama. He is tired of his life at home in Florida so he decides to go to Culver Creek while hoping for a new exciting life. As soon as ... “Looking for Alaska” is a novel written by John Green. It was published in 2005. The novel deals with Miles Halter, the protagonist, and his first year at Culver Creek a boarding school in Alabama. He is tired of his life at home in Florida so he decides to go to Culver Creek while hoping for a new exciting life. As soon as he gets there, he meets his roommate Chip Martin also known as “the Colonel” and Alaska Young. They are both main characters of the novel. After a while they come closer and Miles falls in love with Alaska, but she has a boyfriend. Alaska is one of the most interesting characters. She is passionate, self confident and knows exactly what she wants even if her past was difficult. She has a lot of secrets and while reading the book, you will find out more and more information about her and her past. After something terrible happens, Miles loses contact with his friends at Culver Creek. They don’t know how to handle the situation and it‘s really difficult for everyone, especially for Miles who blames himself for what happened. When you read the book you will find some really relatable things and also characters who all have some problems we maybe know from our own lives. The characters seem so real and you can really understand what they are going through, also the plot really kept one reading. At the beginning one might think the book mainly deals with love, typical teenage life and so on, but it turns out to be so much more. It’s about adventures, making hard decisions, ask yourself important questions about life and what to expect for the future and also difficult things about love. The novel is recommendable for younger people who find themselves in similar situations since the book’s potrait of teenage life is relateable.
Looking for Alaska
A Novel. Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2006. Nominated for the Jugendbuchpreis Buxtehuder Bulle 2008 and the Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2008. Bonus Material Inside
Before . Miles Pudge Halter s whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring 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 pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. After . Nothing is ever the same. The Printz Award winning modern classic is now available in the successful Premium Edition format with a bonus reading guide and a letter from John Green.
"Miles's narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability." School Library Journal "What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green's mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge's voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska's vanilla-and-cigarettes scent." Kirkus "The novel's chief appeal lies in Miles's well-articulated lust and his initial excitement about being on his own for the first time." Publishers Weekly