Recommendable for younger people
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“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
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels • TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time • A PBS Great American Read Selection • Millions of copies sold!
First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.
Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green