Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska

byJohn Green

Kobo ebook | August 14, 2008

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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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:Looking for AlaskaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1101434201

ISBN - 13:9781101434208

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking My God did I love this book! The book is centered around an event, being divided into two parts, "before" and "after". It explored many themes I dint realize need exploring, and I could personally relate to the main character, Miles, quite a bit. This is one of my all time favourite books and, one of John Green's best works. You should definitely read it, you wont regret it!!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try putting this down... I honestly couldn't. John Green is an amazing author and this book was by far my favourite! I did not expect what was coming and I wish there was more to read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from !!!!!!! This was one of the best books I've ever read! 10/10 would recommend :)
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting book characters and plot were interesting and different. it took me by surprise, i wasn't really expecting this. it left me with a weird feeling at the end, i bought the book thinking it would be something i would reread but it's got a unique feel to it that just makes you not want to reread it? it is a must-read in your lifetime though
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this story Great read. I throughly enjoyed it. Would read it again
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read the partial arc for this and cant wait to get my hands on the rest soo excited its such an incredible thriller coming from a contemporary writer
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read the partial arc for this and cant wait to get my hands on the rest soo excited its such an incredible thriller coming from a contemporary writer
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Highly recommend even if you don't normally read fantasy
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! Great characters, great storyline
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from is pretty good its a lot like the fault in our stars but if you like that kind of book its definitely a great book to read!
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Great characters and plot. A must read
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful very great read and author
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good not my favourite John Green novel, started off very slow #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Novel While it has a sow start, once Looking for Alaska really gets into the swing, you won't be able to put it down. It's beautifully written with many memorable scenes and lines. The characters are dynamic and interesting without being carbon-copies of every other teenager. I would absolutely recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring Alaska is really annoying and the plot is kind of boring. I had to force myself to finish it to get my money's worth.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wild Book! I cried in the end. I get so emotionally attached to books that I cry. SO I really recommend this book! Amazing and very touching and very wild!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book Not only did John Green captivate my attention by keeping me on my toes, getting excited when I am at 1 Day before, his writing style is flawless. This novel tugs at emotions, and is one that I have read numerous times because it never gets old. Not only is it a book for teens, I am 23 and still absolutely enjoy this novel. A must read!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love this this was defiantly my favourite book by John Green i loved it so much, it was a adventure through the eyes of a student. A teen perspective but also very different from any book I've read from a teens perspective.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved this book! I loved this book so much i did a grade 11 english project on it where i had to spend a month disecting it. Definately would reccomend!
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Put it down after 2/3 through. I read right up to shortly after "it" happens, and I completely lost interest with the characters.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Ive re-read this book many times and still love it. It hits your emotions hard. Don't base the book off your feelings towards the movie because it really doesn't do it justice!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal The way that this man writes never ceases to amaze me. The deep-thinking and complexity of the characters has me awe-struck, every. time.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! Loved the storyline and the characters
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely breath-taking and definitely memorable. A must read! I have not met a john green book that I did not like. This novel is everything you would hope for in a story. It is beautifully written, has great content, just the right plot twists at the right times and so much more. I cannot wait to see the movie that is being made based on this book and I cannot lie, I can almost guarantee that is is going to be very good. However, nothing compares to reading the story directly from the words written by this genius author. Completely breath-taking and definitely memorable. A must read!
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all time favorite i don't usually reread books, but i always find myself coming back to this novel! definitely worth a read
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story! I found myself unable to put this book down, it was so well written! The story line was very capturing until around the second half of the book, but it was overall a good read.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites I've read this book well over ten times. It is and always will be one of my all time favourite books.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Time Favourite Book My favourite John Green Book by far
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! This book was absolutely amazing! I couldn't put it down! I recomend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Was Alright! I found the beginning of this book a little slow... and I almost stopped reading it because I didn't find it very interesting. I decided to keep reading and I'm glad I did because the second half of the book was way better. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy teen books. I felt it was a little young for me.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one of his books This as the best book ever written by this author in my opinion, and I don't think it was given enough credit.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from different this book was not what I expected. I'm not going to give any spoilers away but I tend to be good at guessing endings and I can honestly say that this one was not what I would have guessed
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indifferent A good novel but it progressed slowly and I found it difficult to continue reading. There wasn't a lot of interesting moments either. The characters are quite charming though.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from would recommend to everyone! such a compelling story that is relatable to all ages. the characters felt real, so did the plot!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good a good read, emotionally-charged
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Who is Alaska, anyway? I don't understand why so many people are fascinated by the character. For me, Alaska is just a boring person, with a lack o personality. Sorry for that, but I really don't know what the fuss is all about.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings this book was over-hyped and I guess that skewed my expectations before reading this but don't get me wrong it is an incredible book. This book has characters that are very relatable and I actually really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved this book. It was suspenseful, heartbreaking, and thought-inspiring. It made me feel a lot of things and think deeply about myself and other people, and that is the highest praise I can give a book.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring It wasn't really interesting, I found it quite boring.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes you think on your life This book left me in deep thinking hours after I was done reading it. I remember staring at the full moon rising above the short mountain and thinking about how this book just changed my whole perpective of life. Truly amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved This I loved this novel, it's one of those reads that stays with you for a long time after you've finished reading it.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good,not Amazing or anything This book wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the most amazing thing i've read either. I put it down feeling really unsatisfied, liek something was missing. Maybe that was Green's intention but i just felt like it needed something more at the end. It does have its moments though
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it I really loved this book. It is my third favourite of all John Green's books, but it was so so good
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive read When I first started reading this book, I thought that, going by the back of the book blurb, that it was going to be a love story between Pudge and Alaska but it turned out to be so much more than that. When I did really get into the story, I lost myself in it. I didn’t think ‘God, I love John Green’ the whole time as I was reading like I did with The Fault In Our Stars. A quarter of the way through, I started to lose myself in the story, I forgot everything around me, and that is (one of) the criteria for a really great book. So, it started out a bit slow but definitely went straight up from there. I was impressed with this book, however The Fault In Our Stars still remains at the top of my John Greens's book list. Now onto An Abundance of Katherines.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Beautifully written. Amazing!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looking For Alaska This was a huge disappoint for me. There was the occasional good part but the rest was just...bad.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read As usual, I am not disappointed by John Green. Another great read.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my fav book!! The life lessons to be learned throughout this novel is amazing
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmmm, not so much It wasn't terrible or anything, but just wasn't my taste. Actually, struggled to finish it, but I'm sure others may like it fine.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable A hipster indie read. Worth checking out and giving a try. A few hidden gems of laughter and beautiful lines of writing are scattered within its pages.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of some really, really good quotes (and more) This book is a very real, honest life story. You can take away a ton of great things from the book... plus some pretty funny quotes! I can't say too much or else I'll spoil it... You'll have to read it for yourself!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommended by a friend Don't get me wrong i enjoyed the book, but i didn't find it deserving of the hype my friend had given it. While the characters were cool, there wasn't much development of the characters. A little too hyped and not my fav john green
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This book has you feeling emotions you didn't even know existed. Definitely my favorite John Green novel
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Huge disappointment I was excited to read Looking For Alaska because I love John Greens other books like TFIOS, but I was extremely disappointed with this book. The first half of the book I loved and then the second half I was so mad about the middle that I struggled to read the rest.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worth giving a try there were some parts that i did not particularly get into, but i enjoyed reading it as a whole. in my opinion, it's definitely better than tfios.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth checking out There were some parts that I did not particularly get into, but I liked reading it as a whole. For me, it's definitely better than TFIOS.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put this down! This is the first John Green book I've read, and my favourite. To Pudge, Alaska is complex and mysterious, a stark contrast to his 'boring' everyday life. As he becomes more wrapped up in Alaska's adventures, he learns that some mysteries are just that - mysteries that he may never have the answers to.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great it's definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonderful and powerful read. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I recommend all of John Green's works.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first and favourite John Green Book I'm always blown away by this book, each and every time I read it
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I definitely think this is John Green's greatest work so far! The book is amazing and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Such a beautiful story, highly recommended
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intrigyuing The characters in this book make you want to know more about them. Interesting idea, fairly unique in concept. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best John Green book Possibly my favourite John green book yet. Great from start to finish, adored reading this book!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this one better than TFIOS I think the stories of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars are somewhat similar, and this one was written first. I have to say I do like this one better, but I don't exactly know why.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good Different style from John's Green other novels (this isn't a bad thing). Definitely made me cry.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY FAVOURITE of all john green's books, this one is definitely my favourite.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely adored it. This is probably my favourite of all John Green's books.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable! This was worth the read! The twist in the ending left me wanting more.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting This book was very deep and had very meaningfl questoes within it
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite John Green Book I could easily read all of John Green's books, but I could read this one over and over again. I love the story and how it is set up. And I enjoy that it catches you by surprise in the middle of the book.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great story with some beautiful quotes
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite John Green book I read this book a few years ago, and I thought that it was absolutely beautiful. Slight spoiler: I had to hold back tears in public because of the ending.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it my favourite john green novel!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I had high expectations and weren't exactly met. The main story message was deep, but I thought it would be a happy fun read, which it was but then turned unexpectedly
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An okay read Read this book a few years back with very high expectations. However, it turned out to be nothing special. Predictable ending. I did enjoy the characters and John Green's usual humor.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read!! I read this entire book in two days, and will admit that I am a slow reader just to show how good is was! I also loved Paper Towns, and its just as good as this one! Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good! I had low expectations coming into this but it turned out to actually be not too bad! Impressed and of course it's a classic John Green book...
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story! This book completely changed the way I view things. You won't be able to put it down!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It was a good book, but personally it was nothing spectacular nor would I read this again.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting concept This book forces the reader to grapple with ambiguity. Readers are invested in the characters swiftly and easily, and this makes it even more difficult to come to terms with the fallout in the second half of the book. Definitely a great conversation starter and good for book clubs and discussion circles.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing This story is super interesting and makes for an intriguing read. It's not too fast paced and it's different then expected but still very good. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic John Green After reading the same an author's work for so long, you begin to pick up on their way of writing, how their mind works, and sometimes you are able to piece together the plot before it fully occurs. John Green, however, is one of the few authors that has a formula for success in a book, but he uses it in new ways so that the reader is never ahead of his writing and is moving through the events with the characters. I think that is a very unique and rare form of writing these days. Many authors use a lot of dramatic irony where the reader knows what is going on, but the characters they are reading about do not have a clue. John Green has Pudge (the very intelligent protagonist) narrate the entire book. It is important that he is smart because that means Pudge will never look over any obvious details and the use of dramatic irony is very limited (if it even exists in the book at all). I greatly enjoy this because I find that sometimes when I can figure out the plot before it happens, I become bored with the book and only continue to read in order to have my theory confirmed. John Green's writing is gripping, his characters are fleshed out, his scenarios are fantastically believable, and his plot twists are plausible which make the reader's reactions authentic. For such a funny guy, he can write a really good book that can be taken serious. Want a taste of his humour? Check out the Reader's Guide at the back of the book AFTER YOU FINISH READING THE ENTIRE THING to see how he answers some frequently asked questions in a truthful and comedic way.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I know John Green "trendy" and "over-hyped" but that won't stop me from saying he is an amazing writer. I typically don't follow the cliche trends but he is so over-hyped because he truly is an amazing writer. I love the complexity of his writing style that he can also make completely ridiculous. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little late in reading this I will admit that I'm not really into John Green's style of writing, but he does develop great story lines, and "Looking for Alaska" was definitely one of those times. A book about the value of friendship with an important message.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Faves! This is probably one of my favourite books from John Green. It is so interesting and it talks about friendship but also love.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! i was really surprised i enjoyed this book i don't usually read books from a guys perspective but this is one of the best books i have read! i all defiantly change my reading habits now
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! Amazing pace of the novel.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mind changing Has a very good idea behind the story and defiantly gives you a different perspective on life but I felt like the beginning was very well done, then after it wasn't the same. The characters are all so important and inspiring that you can't do without.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes loved the ending. that question, How would you get out of this labyrinth of suffering? and the answer that Miles gave, wow. this story left me wondering about life hours after i finished reading it. worth reading and analyzing.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Conversation Starter John Green is a literary mastermind. Everyone should read and fall in love with this book and all his others. Great character development and haunting sad story. I espescially loved the character building and the bond between Pudge and the Colonel. This book is a great conversation starter about issues facing teens today. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This was the first John Green book I read and it's my absolute favorite of his. The characters seemed to pop out from the pages. They were real. The writing was beautiful and the narration was funny. It even dealt with some real issues. Overall John Green smashed it with this novel. Absolutely. amazing. A must read. It's not just YA, it's relatable and the plot will captivate you. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE I literally loved everything about this book, the way it made me laugh and cry, the characters, the storyline, the style, EVERYTHING. Such a good book!
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it Amazing book. Loved the narrator's voice --- passionate, hilarious, moving, thought-provoking, and character-driven.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book This is by far my most favourite book that John Green has written. It's amazing.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful Truly a beautiful, compassionate read.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Winner From John Green I've read all of John Green's novels and love them all. He writes very well and makes you feel an emotional connection with the characters.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Great book! Will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Over Rated I feel like I went into this book with really high expectations of John Green and this entirely missed the mark. I don't think it's a 'bad' book but I certainly wouldn't read it again. I think there could have been a lot more done with the characters as I never became truly interested in any of them; at the end I was unsatisfied with it all. Instead of Looking For Alaska I'd recommend Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider for a really gripping character driven novel.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read Overall quite a good story. I really like this author and enjoy his exploration of the teenage experience. A few parts of the story are a bit slow so it doesn't get a 5/5 from me.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotionally Stunning This book will have you on a roller coaster!!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still liked it! Not my favourite John Green book but I still liked it!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that amazing While the book was interesting enough to keep me going and wanting to finish the book, I don't see why it was so hyped. It was good, but not THAT good.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing... I think there was a lot of discussion around this book that made me think it would be so much better than it actually was. I finished it, but I wasn't attached to it or the characters at all.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I thought this book was really over hyped. Nothing amazing.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from John Green's Best This book is without-a-doubt John Green's best. There is a diverse selection of characters, a believable description of the setting, and a hear-wrenching plot. I would recommend this book to a 12-16 year old. Even if you're older than that, the story is good, just not as mature as one might like.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book by John Green To me, this is the best book by John Green and one of my favourite YA novels in general. I read this after having read 2 other novels by Green, and came out loving this book 10 times more than both of the others combined. The other two that I had read were Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, being completely honest I found that both others while being well written were incredibly cheesy. However, I find that Alaska, as a character, is much more real and relatable to rebellious teens and teens were are in the process of finding themselves more than either Hazel or Margo. I read this book in less than a day, and somewhat regretted how quickly i read it because I truly didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book "If people were rain, I was drizzle, and she was a hurricane" Just a little sneak peek of the amazing story that is Looking for Alaska. You won't regret picking it up.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for Me I feel like I'm the only person who didn't like it. I had to push myself to finish it because I couldn't get into it. The writing style is beautiful but I didn't care for the story.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an amazing book! A very suspenseful and interesting book. Read this so quickly! I wish I didn't read it so I can read it again!
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!!! This book made me cry so much! John Green is extraordinary!!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! One of the best books i've ever read. Highly recommed
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great story and characters. John Green has a way with words that always makes you think.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made me cry This story just has something special about it.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING A book with deep meaning, John Green really knows how to make a girl cry.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable This book was not my first by John Green. I have to be honest that I was expecting a little bit more. However, John's writing style and his chraracters are very strong. I do not regret buying it.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay Didn't enjoy as much as TFIOS
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This book was more than I anticipated - it was very deep and the characters were very compelling.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best john green book This story sticks with you long after you've read it. The story is simple, but the plot twist throws you through a loop. You realize how much the characters mean to you in a whole new way. A great read for any teen.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BORING! I read half the book and nothing grabbed me in, I was insanely bored with the story so i just quit reading it.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good. It was pretty decent, although I only read half-way. I couldn't seem to get through it.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from John Green's Best This was Green's best novel he's written to date. You can relate to the characters, however don't be surprised if you can guess some of things that will happen.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from couldnt connect felt like it was too deep for regular people
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic GreenLit After I read TFiOS I decided I'd give the other John Green books a try, and I can honestly say that you will not regret giving this one a read. The main character is interesting and it gives tremendous insight on a lot of deep, worldview-type questions that you wouldn't expect from a YA novel. Definitely recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ugh I suppose a big part of liking this book would be liking the main character... But oh man, I just didn't find her the least bit relatable or likeable. Made this a difficult read.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This book was incredible, I finished it in one day, I just couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Re-reading Out of all the John Green books, this one is my favourite. That being said, you can't go wrong with any of his novels!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from over hyped author John Green isn't a bad author but I think his books are way over-hyped. Tfios was incredible but all of his other books fell short for me. This one was okay. I feel like he just recycles his characters.. slaps a new name on them, changes the plot and voila!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? This book was over rated and disappointing
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life changing I categorize my life in two parts. Before Looking for Alaska and After Looking for Alaska.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting This wasn't my favourite John Green book, a little predictable, but still overall good. The ending is really good and my favourite line is 'if people were rain, I was drizzle, and she was a hurricane."
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fast read This is a book you can read very quickly. My favorite of John Greens novels.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent A decent read. However, not the most exciting book out there. The writing style is enjoyable - a decent casual read overall.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I loved how you can relate to the characters. John Green did an amazing job!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I tried twice to read it... Twice, I meant to finish it, but the writing is pompous and characters are non-realistic in the way they greet each other with quotes and are over-the-roof quirky. I just can't.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of John Green Say what you will but this will eventually become a classic (teen classic atleast). I read this book a few years ago and it is my favourite out of all of John Greens books.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautifully Haunting One of the best novels John Green has wrote. If you are looking for a new read, I would highly suggest this one. It'll leave you deep in thought.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books ever Im not going to say this book is for everyone because everyone has their own tastes but this book honestly changed my life, it was perfect in every way possible and i absolutely loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite John Green novel I love John Green's style of writing. This story is no exception. My absolute favourite John Green book that I continually re-read!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite John Green book This book had a bit of mystery to it which made it very captivating. I liked how the chapters counted down, it turned the book into a page turner without you even knowing it. Not a very typical plot, which I am a fan of. The characters were described in great detail and were available for lots of sympathy
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunting If you're going to read any John Green book make sure this is the one
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I'm probably one of the few that would say I actually think this is my favorite john green book, I definitely preferred it over tfios.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looking for Alaska by John Green This was the first book I ever read by John Green. It was given to me in 2007 when I had no idea who John Green was. I wish this book had been around when I was a teen. I really enjoyed the story, but I think I would have liked it even more if I wasn't already past that point in my life. Even still, I loved this book. Loved it! I couldn't put it down - just like i expected. John Green is seriously talented, and even though i don't like this book as much as i love his "The Fault in Our Stars", it was still wonderful book.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite John Green book I enjoyed all of Green's books, but this one was by far my favourite. Some people do not understand the deeper themes integrated in this book and for that reason the book may not make sense. However, for those who get them, it really is a beautifully written novel.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not The Fault In Our Stars I had read The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns a while ago, so I like John Green's style of writing; however, I loved TFIOS, and was unimpressed about Paper Towns so I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel. While I liked the general idea of it, the character of Alaska is really hard to like. She is seems like a selfish kid who is more interested in getting people's love and affection then in being a decent human. So when she passes away, I don't really feel any sympathy for her death, and can't relate to Pudge's journey as much.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay Wasn't really what I expected from a John Green novel, I was hoping for more as TFIOS had so much success. Wasn't too bad, just wasn't for me.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An interesting read I have just recently finished this book and I must say it is a good book. However, I was not as in love with this book as I was with the Fault in our stars by John Green but it was still a decent book. It has a good message about dealing with loss and that sometimes people only come into your life for a brief period of time but can have a big impact regardless. I enjoyed the characters, the main character, Miles or "Pudge", is a relatable character who one can also feel sympathetic towards
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What? I didn't understand this book at all. What was the purpose? The ending was terrible, I do not recommend reading this book.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This is probably my favourite John Green book, although like his other books, this one also suffers from the same trope of a manic pixie dream girl. It's definitely better than Paper Towns
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I liked this book, but I didnt really like how it ended idk
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll Never Forget Alaska Alaska is an absolutely unforgettable character, as is Miles. One of my favourite boarding school reads of all time.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I really enjoyed this book, it was the first book I read by John Green.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so-so book john green is a great author, but i did not find this book to be that great
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite John Green book Looking for Alaska is good, but not close to being as good as other John Green's books. The story had such a negative impact on me, made me too sad, and I think some of the plot didn't make too much sense.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The plot and ideas within this novel were pretty intriguing but the way it all came together was slightly disappointing. I would recommend this book for older teens as there is some mature content.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my fave Personally, didn't think it was as good compared to Paper Towns and The Fault in our Stars. It seemed kinda slow throughout the book and escalated way too fast at the rise of conflict. I felt that the plot was kinda lazy in my opinion.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful easy to fall in love with and is yet again another masterpiece
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it !!! I think this was the first John Green book I read. Before TFIOS. Before all he hype. John is definitely not over-hyped because all of the hype is true, but I read this long before any movies came out and "okay? okay." became a known thing. John is a true artist as he paints a picture of love and sorrow and young love with words. #NERDFIGHTER
Date published: 2016-12-30