Looking For Alaska - John Green

Friday, 12 June 2015

Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
First Published: 2005

Store bought from K-Mart ($10)


Looking for Alaska is about an awkward Miles Halter who moves from Florida to a boarding school called Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama. He moves there and instantly falls in love with the girl named Alaska Young after he was introduced to her by his new room-mate Chip "The Colonel" Martin. This book tells the story of his love for her, the adventures within the school and the tragic accident that changed everything

Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars.


So this book was pretty amazing at first, but then as I continued reading the book I was annoyed on not finding a reason, a purpose for this book.

It was an amazing book, don't get me wrong, but the ending and the point of the book, I didn't get it at all. 

However, overall, the book was very enjoyable.

I loved the characters so much, they were so real, so teenagery (lol) and just loveable. There was not one outstanding character as they were as great as each other, they were an awesome group of friends. 

I loved Miles vibe. A (very) awkward caucasian teenager who was in a sense a bookworm. I mean he loved biographies and loved quotes. He was a spectacular character and so was Alaska. She was amazing. A character who was secretly broken but had a wall up, a wall that came with a fake smile and a fake sense of happiness. She really saved the book for me too. So did Chip. He was a stunning down to earth bloke. He was a guy anyone would be lucky to call their best friend. He was reliable and just dependable. He was the rock of the group of friends, even though he wasn't the richest, he was the happiest.

I loved the diversity in the group of friends and each of their stories. Alaska's story hit me right in the feels, but so did Chip's and everyone else's when they were sitting in the barn, drunk as skunks. This book was beautifully written, with the characters and their pranks saving the book. John Green truly is a teenager at heart, because he can totally relate with every teenager in the world. I loved this book but because of my disappointment with the ending that wasn't resolved and because I couldn't understand the meaning of the book, I give it 3.5 Stars out of 5.Comment below on your thoughts of Looking for Alaska. 

Bye for now xoxo,
3 comments on "Looking For Alaska - John Green"
  1. But I've heard from a friend that it's a nice read. Well I guess I have to read it myself :)

  2. I definitely need to reread this book because it was really relatable. it was an awesome book ! Loved the group of friends within the book, I could definitely see these kids being together in reality. They were great.

  3. I couldn't agree more. I posted my thoughts on Instagram and also gave this 3 stars. I will disagree with a few things. I feel like they weren't teenagers enough. They felt over played! They came across too smart and well spoken. I'm 19 and no girl/guy I know speaks so well in general conversation. I did towards the end, though feel they lightened up a bit and started to do more teenage things. The book wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.


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