Looking For Alaska

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HarperCollins UK, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
418 Reviews

The unmissable first novel from bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.

“In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes – fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too.”

BEFORE. Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event until he starts at anything-but-boring Culver Creek Boarding School and meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up and utterly fascinating she pulls Miles into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. But when tragedy strikes, and Miles comes face-to-face with death he discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

AFTER: Nothing will ever be the same.

Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.

 

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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

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It was a good book, but I read Paper Towns first and preferred that. The characters were similar in both books, and so were the overall themes. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 45
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Section 46
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John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels including THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. He has received numerous accolades including the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. John is also one half of the Vlogbrothers; co-creator, with his brother, Hank, of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe (youtube.com/vlogbrothers).

Join John's 5.3 million followers on Twitter (@johngreen) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com and probablysignedturtles.com. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.