“Like a man who has lost his life but can‘t stop breathing.” John Green Looking for Alaska 10th anniversary ed. original funeral scene describing Alaska‘s dad. P. 302
Wow, John Green, this one made me think... it's crazy how much a book can change how you look at life, even if it is only for a moment. I have been inspired to find my own "Great Perhaps", just as Miles did in this book. Alaska is someone worth looking for. 4/5⭐
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I've been trying to use only books I've read for this challenge and today's was a tough one to come up with. This is a book that has stayed with me for years. The emotional impact of teenage depression and ultimately of teenage friendship is unforgettable once you finish this one. I haven't tried the new series on Hulu yet, but I plan to.
Has anyone else watched the series that Hulu made of Looking for Alaska?
I watched the first episode, and I won‘t lie...I didn‘t finish it. 😬 I‘m finding it difficult to get over the way that it looked/felt in my mind because they definitely didn‘t capture that 😂
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"How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"
I've been meaning to read this for years but had never gotten around to it. However, with the Hulu series out, I decided it was finally time. I am a sucker for the boarding school setting but there was a lot more to like that just that. The characters, while young, were relatable. They reminded me a bit of myself at their age so the book caused a feeling of nostalgia in me.
Reading Looking for Alaska while drinking coffee from my Alaska mug. I heard this is about to be a Netflix series, so I added it to my TBR. This was actually my daughter‘s book that she was donating and I rescued to read before giving it away.
This is my favorite John Green novel. My copy of this is also the only John Green book I have that is not signed... so I can lend it.
Finished this one up last night. My first John Green and I can't say that I loved or hated it. It was fun reading about this group of young people. I can see why the reviews are divided but I'd say while not my usual cup of tea still a pick. #BBRC #Teenangst #notappropriateformiddlegrade
Recently I found this at a book sale and was SO excited because boy, do I love books/movies/shows about Alaska. For some reason I totally thought this was the novel that the movie Into the wild is based on. Wrong. 🙄🙄🙄 Which didn't dawn on me until about 20 pages in, ugh. Reading it anyway for #BBRC #Teenangst not appropriate for middle grade.
Looking for Alaska is a RF novel by John Green, and is also the winner of the Michael Printz award. This novel would be great in a high school classroom for IR or LC. The book focuses on a boy going to a boarding school. He meets Alaska and is immediately pulled into trouble. He begins to fall for her as he learns more about her questionable past. #ucflae3414su19
What I m about to say will spoil the book just by saying if it ends sadly or happily that‘s all .
Good, but the turning point was a tinge to sad for me. Do read it if you aren‘t too sensitive to sad endings because the book in itself is really great, but I m just wandering do any of his books have happy endings because I like his style of writing but I can‘t deal with how they finish, they‘re just too sad .
Looking for Alaska by John Green is the 2006 Michael L. Printz award winner, it is RF. This book follows Miles, Alaska, and their friends as they navigate their ways through high school. In this heartbreaking story, Miles learns about love, loss, and forgiveness. This would be a great book to use in a classroom as a IR or PR selection.
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4Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy 2)
6The Girl Who Cried Monster
7KNIGHT IN SHINING SUIT
9A LITTLE LIFE
10Looking for Alaska
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Tagging : Looking for Alaska. Since I've read this book multiple times. I still love her and pudge! All the way! 💚💚💚
I found it difficult to put this book down. From the very beginning, I was invested in the main character, I enjoyed the people he befriended, and I was intrigued by the fact that the author is counting down to something from the very beginning of the book. This is not the type of book that surprises you with a twist, you are aware that you are approaching it the entire time. The author doesn‘t want the twist to be the only thing you remember.
Looking for Alaska was an achingly beautiful read. The personality differences between Alaska and Pudge is the epitome of opposites attract. Without spoiling too much, the exquisite writing by Green and the incredibly well written plot twist brings for an emotional roller coaster of a page turner.
Typically I don‘t finish books I don‘t love. However, for the ones I‘ve finished....I‘m going to go with Looking For Alaska. Probably an unpopular opinion but I did not like this book and I usually enjoy his work. @RavenclawPrincess913 #RavenclawPrincess913
Thanks @vumblereads for the link in your comments to this fun quiz, which American Read are you? I got the tagged book , which I have read. And I must admit to being a truly hopeless romantic 😉🐉
It was interesting rereading this 10+ years after I first did. I still think the uniqueness of a teen male perspective on guilt and loss is notable, bit the philosophical musings on "the Great Perhaps" and the Labyrinth of suffering seem much more shallow.
Read for JHU project.
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Does it matter that I turned 23 this month? I don‘t think so. I can still bask in some teenage angst! But seriously, this isn‘t my usual genre and I still enjoyed reading Looking For Alaska by John Green. I decided to read it as a part of Banned Books Week 2018 because it was 2015‘s most challenged book and I wanted to see what all the fuss was over.