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Looking For Alaska is a powerful book with themes of friendship, love, and losing a loved a one. This book is great for children 13 and older as is consists of talk about sex, drugs, and violence. Looking For Alaska is a powerful book as readers will be heart broken in the end but with take away a positive message about friendship. The characters come to life as they are all so realistic which could be easily compared to people in the readers life. This story is an easy read and readers will have a hard time putting it down. 

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The Great Adventure
It seems as though people are always looking for something better in life or they want to go on some crazy adventure and create memories that will last forever. In John Green’s
book Looking for Alaska that is exactly what the main character, Miles, is after; he calls it the Great Perhaps. This book is enjoyable because it was relatable in many ways and not at all what was expected. It shows how Miles gets comfortable in his new boarding school and the reader can become attached to the new friends he makes and feel as if the characters are their own friends.The characters are people that you can see yourself in and relate to on different levels. This story is descriptive and gives the reader an excellent mental image all throughout. Miles pulls pranks, picks up bad habits, breaks rules, and learns what life means to him. The reader follows his journey of love and self-discovery while maybe learning a thing or two about their own beliefs and feelings. John Green helps with the realization that life is short and you never know what could happen or when, so everyone should make the most of it. After the shocking turn, there is no knowing what else could happen to Miles and his friends, but the book goes on and the closure will be needed as well as wanted by the reader. Looking for Alaska will pull at the reader's heart strings in multiple ways due to Alaska herself. This book could be compared the another book by this author called Papertowns because the main boy meets a girl and then falls in love with the charismatic girl but then everything changes. This book would be a good read for teens and someone looking for a love story with twists, turns, and fun.  

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Love Never Dies
The action-packed adventures and an endearing love story of Looking for Alaska force you to think about how it affects yourself. John Green combined both elements successfully in his
debut novel, Looking for Alaska.
Loner high school student, Miles Halter, is content in his world of books, until he reads a poem in which the author’s last words are, “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” In seeking his Great Perhaps, Miles leaves home to attend a boarding school in Alabama. Even though he did not have many friends back home, he made friends quickly at his new school. His friends Chip and Alaska like to take risks, prank, and disobey school rules. There are certain events that occur that cause the book to be split into before and after. The novel travels through the friendship of these kids and Miles Halter’s journey in finding his so called “Great Perhaps.”
I am not much of a reader, but my eyes were glued to this book. There are times when I laughed because of the things that the Miles, Alaska, and Chip do and times when I almost cried because of the love-story. But the book is well-written and has the correct vocabulary for young-adults. Being a young-adult I understand the feelings and problems of love, friendship, and just life in general throughout the book. I enjoyed this book, it really connects with a young-adults and the stage of life they are going through.
I have also read Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I was equally impressed with Looking for Alaska. I believe that this novel could be made into an award-winning movie. Looking for Alaska is a must read for those who enjoy suspense, humor, and drama. This novel is worthy of a 4.5 star rating.
 

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this is like my fav book

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I absolutely loved this book! I have been wanting to read it for about 6 months before I actually bought it and when I finally did I found it as such a great read. I really recommend for just about any young adult unless you have a problem with curse words then you should probably steer away form it. But if you can handle curse words then you should definitely go check it out! 

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This book is by far one of the best books I have read not only by John Green but out of all the books I have read. I recommend this book to everyone. It has a bunch of funny characters that keep the story going, making you not want to stop reading it. I do wish the book was longer and had more details about Alaska's history. 

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Had the book saved for months and didn't know what to do with it. It didn't really interest me at first. I didn't understand the cover at first, but reading the book things start to make more sense.
Miles's point of view is what defined the book. Most books have a girl's point of view of the story, so we don't get to feel the boy's feelings. I liked his obsession with people's last words, it made him unique compared to all the other characters. People say to stay away from bad influences, but John Green has made a point in understanding
why they are that was and it's not always bad (but it isn't exactly good). What I didn't like about Miles is that he gave aways and started doing what his friends always did. I would have accepted him sometimes smoking or drinking, it's normal, but he wasn't suppose to do it always. He never had a good reason to do it except being accepted.
My favorite character is definitely Alaska. Not because she was Mile's love, but because she was always unpredictable. She did everything that one would have thought that that was not her style. She stood up for women's rights and was against of sexism. Not like many girls, she didn't grow up in a happy family, she was somehow scared of going back. To the whole world she was another. Despite her smoking and drinking, she was always there for the people she cared of, after realizing an error she shouldn't have made. But sometimes she was just a b****. I accept this because sometimes it's what we tend to be without realizing (not all).
Part of the book I liked the most was the Best/Worst Day game during camping because I got to know more about the characters and how they came to the boarding school. Otherwise, the characters where to empty because they didn't have their own story and I couldn't understand their way of being. Worst part was the After part because Miles and Colonel (his roommate) felt guilty and Miles didn't want to know where it was all real or fake with Alaska.
I thought I had this book figured out, and like the summary said ... 'after: nothing is never the same'. I just wasn't ready for this. And when it finished, it was like 'POOF. And you're gone.'. I gave it 4/5 rating because I hated the ending. It was just not a good way to end it in an essay. Miles didn't really get past the whole situation. And nothing had a concrete ending. It sounded like a to be continued and there isn't going to be one. Otherwise the story was intriguing. I don't read stand alone novels quite often and it didn't dissapoint me. Recommended if you liked TFIOS by John Green and you all who would like to change a bit from normal reading.
 

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John Green has written The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Let it Snow along with Looking for Alaska. I choose to read the book Looking for Alaska because I had read a couple of paragraphs from this book before hand and thought it sounded very interesting. This book is mainly about finding the meaning of life and about making every day count because you don’t know when it could be your last.I loved this book very much. I think it has the perfect amount of teen love and the tiniest bit of action involved in it, it’s perfect. For me, it was a pretty easy read. I read it in the amount of two days and it didn’t take long in those two days at all. I would recommend this book for most teenagers. I think it could be good for a boy or girl. It is from a boys point of view so I think that could attract the male readers but it is a book about love so therefore it would be good for a female as well.  

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best book ive read so far! The way John Green makes Alaska's character is -there is no word for this feeling- amazing. I fell in love with both main characters Alaska & Pudge <3

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Best book I've read in a long time absolutely loved it

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