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Looking For Alaska

by John Green

Speak | January 2, 2007 | Trade Paperback

4.7805 out of 5 rating. 41 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: January 2, 2007

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142402516

ISBN - 13: 9780142402511

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Looking For Alaska

Looking For Alaska

by John Green

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: January 2, 2007

Publisher: Speak

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142402516

ISBN - 13: 9780142402511

About the Book

Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love.

From the Publisher

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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His 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 (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
 
John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Editorial Reviews

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top 10 An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers A 2005 Booklist Editors’ Choice A Kirkus Best Book of 2005 A 2005 SLJ Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age "What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter." -- Chicago Tribune "Funny, sad, inspiring, and always compelling." -- Bookpage "Stunning conclusion . . . one worthy of a book this good." -- Philadelphia Enquirer "The spirit of Holden Caulfield lives on." -- Kliatt "What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska’s vanilla-and-cigarettes scent." Kirkus , starred review "Miles’s narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability. Like Phineas in John Knowles’s A Separate Peace, Green draws Alaska so lovingly, in self-loathing darkness as well as energetic light, that readers mourn her loss along with her friends." -- SLJ , starred review "...Miles is a witty narrator who manages to be credible as the overlooked kid, but he''s also an articulate spokesperson for the legions of teen searching for life meaning (his taste for famous last words is a believable and entertaining quirk), and the Colonel''s smarts, clannish loyalties, and rel
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