Looking for Alaska

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
1654 Reviews
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller

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. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .

After. Nothing is ever the same.









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The writing style was beautiful and the plot was great. - Goodreads
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Looking for Alaska is not your traditional love story. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Saeed Mohamadi - Goodreads

I loved this book. Great story, good characters, excellent suspense and over all, beautiful writing. My favorite thing about this book was how it has just to main chapters "Before" and "After" and how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy (Foxy) - Goodreads

I went into this book knowing nothing about it. The other day I saw the audio was on sale and I grabbed it. I figured this would be a story about someone looking for the state of Alaska. As I began ... Read full review

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John Green is an award-winning, #1 New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John’s 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at www.johngreenbooks.com. Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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