From the Publisher
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1
bestselling author of The Fault in Our
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller
Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay,
boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous
people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying
Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps."
Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but
safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and
self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and
evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy
strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face
with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving
John Green''s stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new
voice in young adult fiction.
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, #1 New York
Timesbestselling 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 1.4 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.
About the Book
In a stunning debut novel, Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding school students whose lives are everything but boring. Pudge falls in love with Alaska, the razor-sharp and self-destructive nucleus. But when tragedy strikes, Pudge then discovers the value of loving unconditionally.
Published: March 8, 2005
Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0525475060
ISBN - 13: 9780525475064