Looking for Alaska
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.
Julie is every writer's dream editor: caring, passionate, and inarguably brilliant.
This right here, her acknowledgment, is the one thing in the whole book she
couldn't edit, and I think we can agree it suffered as a result. Third, that Donna
Bored, I went back inside, took off my shirt, lay down on the heat-soaked vinyl of
the lower bunk mattress, and closed my eyes. I'd never been born again with the
baptism and weeping and all that, but it couldn't feel much better than being born
Lying in bed and reading felt pleasantly familiar. I decided to heed what I'm sure
would have been my mother's advice and get a good night's sleep before my first
day of classes. French II started at 8:10, and figuring it couldn't take more than ...
“What? No, it happens to everybody,” the Colonel said. “It happened to me. They
throw you in the lake. You swim out. You walk home.” “I couldn't just swim out,” I
said softly, pulling on a pair of jean shorts beneath my towel. “They duct-taped ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - seasonsoflove - www.librarything.com
Like Paper Towns, I struggled to like the main female protagonist, Alaska, at first, But I think that was the point. As we get under her skin, we learn so much more about her and why she is the way ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marie2830 - www.librarything.com
There really is nothing I hate, and love, more, than crying, over a good book. This one ruined me. It made me go from careless to sobbing in a matter of seconds. It made me think. It made me realize ... Read full review