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...

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Title:Looking for Alaska
Author:John Green
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ISBN:0142402516
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:221 pages

Looking for Alaska Reviews

  • 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 John Green's c...
  • 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. All hiding, of cou...
  • 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 printz award, i'm not disco...
  • 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 life. Even still,...
  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
    Feb 29, 2012
    Update- 4/12/14This 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. However, the spo...
  • V
    Jul 25, 2012
    I did not cry.But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt.And it was awesome....
  • 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: *still laughing*Me: IT'S NOT ABOUT ALASKA...
  • 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 <3So first I was like... because Pudge was pretty cool.Then we met the Colonel, and I did thisbecause the Colonel is awesome! and he got my approval.Then we met Alaska and I gobe...
  • 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 going to leave me feeling...
  • 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 Great Perhaps comes from ...