Looking For Alaska

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Looking For Alaska by John Green

By John Green

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19 reviews

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

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12 Jun 2017

Eventuallyemma

Fav book

16 May 2017

This is a great book - a sad but thought-provoking tale of life, love and loss.

03 May 2017

I really liked this book it because I read it within a couple of days, I liked all the characters in the story and it was sometimes sad. I would recommend it to my friends

09 Dec 2016

Looking for Alaska was not just a love story there is so much more to it.

The book starts when Miles Halter or "Pudge" as he is referred to throughout the book, who memorise people's last words. He leaves Florida to attend a school in Alabama.

He's introduced by his roommates "Cornell "and to beautiful, mysterious Alaska Young, and the story progresses, mostly it shows how Miles' life at Culver Creek and his growing attachment to Alaska.

The book showcases young love and mystery behind Alaska's death and how Pudge discovered her mysterious death and labyrinth.

18 Jul 2016

This book is so gripping I could not put it down.i absolutely fell in love with it ,it has such an unexpecting ending and it made me cry definitely a must read.

03 Mar 2016

I adored this book. I got into it super fast and couldn't seem to put it down. It took hold of all my emotions and I felt as if I was within the story myself.

One of my new favourite books.

03 Mar 2016

i thought this book was quite interesting however i dont tend to read this type of book.

22 Nov 2015

Left me in tears, This book is so powerful it left me sitting crying not knowing what to do there is not much more to say other than...wow!

14 Aug 2015

This is an excellent and heartwarming book. I highly recommend this book.

16 Apr 2015

I really did not enjoy this book. Though I really could not bare it a tried my best and finally finished this book, not enjoying very much of it towards the end. My main problems would be the characters, student geniuses that are always smoking, getting drunk and talking about sex. Found it so hard to relate to any of the characters and felt that at times they all had this very unbelievable john green voice to them that was older than there years. Lara was one character I came close to relating to but as I said, only came close. the writing style is good and think that was the only thing that was helping me get through this book. I understand the meanings within this book and it talks on serious issues but I don't like how these are inconclusive by the end. I feel like the book went on longer than it needed to, adding things that didn't really effect how we viewed the book or the characters with in it.
Throughout the book Alaska is seen as an object to the male characters at the school. With this Pudge still believes he loves her, but the way he describes his emotions for her I see as nothing but desire, he didn't love Alaska, he desired her.
Rant over I just really did not enjoy this book and did not get the emotional and heart felt story I was expecting. I went into this book expecting a love story that was broken apart very early, instead I just got selfishness from the main character morning his friends death.

16 Apr 2015

I really did not enjoy this book. Though I really could not bare it a tried my best and finally finished this book, not enjoying very much of it towards the end. My main problems would be the characters, student geniuses that are always smoking, getting drunk and talking about sex. Found it so hard to relate to any of the characters and felt that at times they all had this very unbelievable john green voice to them that was older than there years. Lara was one character I came close to relating to but as I said, only came close. the writing style is good and think that was the only thing that was helping me get through this book. I understand the meanings within this book and it talks on serious issues but I don't like how these are inconclusive by the end. I feel like the book went on longer than it needed to, adding things that didn't really effect how we viewed the book or the characters with in it.
Throughout the book Alaska is seen as an object to the male characters at the school. With this Pudge still believes he loves her, but the way he describes his emotions for her I see as nothing but desire, he didn't love Alaska, he desired her.
Rant over I just really did not enjoy this book and did not get the emotional and heart felt story I was expecting. I went into this book expecting a love story that was broken apart very early, instead I just got selfishness from the main character morning his friends death.

08 Jan 2015

I liked the story but I found the characters annoying and one-dimensional. I didn't care about what happened to Alaska.

07 Jan 2015

Another John Green book which I love! It was really interesting and I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know what happened and even how. I recommend this book to anybody!

07 Jan 2015

I thought this book was very clever in the way it dealt with emotions of teenage characters. It's refreshing to see someone write in such a way that you too develop an emotional connection to characters and their situations. I would recommend this to anyone who listens though it is quite emotional and the ending will irritate you slightly.

17 Dec 2014

John Green has once again made his magic!

26 Nov 2014

I really loved this book, as it was very well written and the characters all had their own personalities and back-stories that were very easy to bond with and go along with. The fictional character I liked the most was Chip or 'The Colonel' as he liked to be called, as I thought he had the strongest personality, and I felt he was easy to bond with. I would recommend this book, as this author is a great writer and the books I have read by him have so far been amazing.

31 Aug 2014

This book was a brilliant read. I would recommend it to people mainly 13 and above due to graphic content that may not be suitable for young readers. Despite this factor, I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and will pass it on.

26 Aug 2014

great captivity couldnt put it down!!!!

18 Jul 2014

Soo deep and such a realistic plot!

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