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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska | John Green
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsWinner of the Michael L. Printz AwardLos Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistNew York Times bestsellerBefore. 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.
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ChantalReads
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So, I liked this book... not as much as I liked "Turtles All the Way Down (which I finished just prior to this one)", but enough. I think the reason that I only like rather than love this book is because I don't feel very connected to the characters; they just aren't very likeable, so the emotional attachment one would expect to feel at the outcome of events just isn't there for me. But, it's John Green, and it's solid writing.

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kelli7990
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For Wednesday‘s #bookquote, I‘m sharing this quote from Looking For Alaska by John Green. I had a hard time deciding what book quote to post today. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book. I read this book in 2015 and I enjoyed it.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: My Girl

Klou Great choice! I haven't read this yet but I want to, and this movie... well, it's just a stab to the heart every time I watch it. 3mo
TheSpineView @Klou I agree on the movie. I liked the book. 3mo
Klou @TheSpineView 😊❤️ 3mo
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olliveah
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But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.

slategreyskies Love this! 🥰 2mo
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ewicker
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Mehso-so

I feel like I may have missed the point on this one … although it was good, I felt as if I was waiting for something to happen the whole time, and it never did

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scharfzr
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This is a highly engaging and philosophical book. If you like to read to develop your perspective on the world and discover more about the truths of humanity, this book is for you! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, it's quite the page-turner.

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Eggs
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With my college graduation site for a background, here are 2 books I‘ve read set on #Campus #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🏫❤️📚 8mo
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opalbluepenguin
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“I could try to pretend that I didn‘t care anymore, but it could never be true again.”

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mmmbeans
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Very good. Characters were developed in more of a real sense than those of an average high school setting. The emotions and coping mechanisms as well were very real. Making one's way out of a labyrinth is quite difficult.

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Kirstjaydeshaw
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This was without a doubt a blast-from-the-past read. I remember being in love with this book in high school, and having completely forgotten the storyline I decided to give it another shot! It didn‘t disappoint.

“How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" to a margin note written in her loop-heavy cursive: Straight & Fast.”

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Dannysfanny
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rainflower1427
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John Green deserves another applause. This book was so good. So satisfyingly good. Every element of it was almost perfectly done, the characterization, the character development of our mc, just fantastic. And it was so beautifully written as well, there were so many powerful lines that just left me speechless. I loved the element of bringing Miles's religion class into things, tying what he learned in there to what he learned in life. Amazing.

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annika.verge
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Looking for Alaska by John Green follows Miles, also known as Pudge, around his new life at Culver Creek boarding school. He meets many new people but one person seems to stand out more than the rest, this person being Alaska Young. Alaska is beautiful, unpredictable and mysterious. Miles is fascinated by her world and quickly becomes friends with her. But then a tragedy strikes and everything changes.

annika.verge I would recommend this book to those wanting a reflective and emotional read. This book is written in first person point of view as we get the thoughts of Miles and words like “I” and “we” are used. 10mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Annika! This is my favourite John Green! 6/6 10mo
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rainflower1427
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Reading and tea, it makes a perfect evening. Life is so busy that it's hard to find time to read anymore, but when I get the chance, sitting down with warm chai tea and a John Green book is all it takes to make me happy and relaxed.

Reading is a wonderful stress reliever for me and many other book lovers, and tea can just make it all the more calming. Take a night for yourself and have some tea while you read! 🍵📖

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rainflower1427
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So it happened. The event that the entire book was leading up to has now occurred and I am devastated to say the least. It was written very well though, John Green is a truly amazing writer. I will continue to read his books for as long as I live...I am seriously dedicated. I highly recommend his books.

This is Looking For Alaska by John Green, my current read.

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rainflower1427
Looking for Alaska | John Green

So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.

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JoeyCants574
Looking for Alaska | Green, John

it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The buddah said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. when you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did.

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JoeyCants574
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Everything that comes together falls apart. Everything. The chair I‘m sitting on. It was built, and so it will fall apart. I‘m gonna fall apart, probably before this chair. And you‘re gonna fall apart. The cells and organs and systems that make you you—they came together, grew together, and so must fall apart. The Buddha knew one thing science didn‘t prove for millennia after his death: Entropy increases. Things fall apart.

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JoeyCants574
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10/10

“everything that comes together, falls apart, when we accept that everything falls apart and life is suffering we will stop suffering when it does.”

“We are all going”

“I don‘t know where there is, but I know it‘s somewhere I Hope it‘s beautiful.”

“I go to seek a great perhaps”

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lindseyb27
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It was a super good book. I read it all in one day. It‘s definitely a great coming-of-age story.

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DeadBy420
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I have never had a book understand and grasp onto how your life changes and the holes people leave. The very structure of the book shows into the pain lost after tragedy and how some things will never be the same

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carlthecattt
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Grateful for a working stove after 2 months, and cooler weather in Michigan. @ozma.of.oz

1. Colleen Hoover - all her books bring me comfort and heartbreak.
2. Not a gratitude journal, but I do try to journal everyday.
3. Tagged book- it‘s been my favorite book for years, and I don‘t see that ever changing 🥰

ozma.of.oz John Green! Great choice! Thank you for sharing! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Brilliant ❤️👍🏼🥰 12mo
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Branwen
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Banned Books Week: Day 4!

This book won the ALA‘s prestigious Michael L. Printz Award, which is given annually to “the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.” 💕📚

Despite this however, it was banned in many places for its use of profanity and sexual content. Did you know that it was the most challenged book in 2015? 😲

#bannedbooksweek

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TheSpineView
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This is a stirring story. It discusses so many issues that teenagers deal with, drugs, sex, love, friendship, bullying and so much more. But mostly the story is about how we come to terms with our own mortality. Great read! 4.5 ⭐ Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for gifting me this book. Perfect choice and a fabulous story.

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bookiehannah
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Rereading Looking for Alaska for the first time in years! I am reallllyyy liking it so far ☺️ Good news; just got a new book in the mail so last reread for a sec 💕

#lookingforalaska #johngreen #fiction

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GatheringBooks
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LaurenMags
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Much different than the Fault in Our Stars. Excellent YA book about friendship and mental health.

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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💚💚 1y
Eggs Great pic 💚📗💚 1y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs thanks 🍀💚 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 19th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Mdonald
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emz711 Oh yes! My favorite of his books 2y
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UnabridgedPod
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On this week's episode of the Unabridged Podcast, we're chatting about the pilot of the television adaptation of Looking for Alaska (available on Hulu!). We are big fans of John Green's work, and this pilot does a great job of capturing what we love about the book. We also share what we're each currently reading in our Bookish Check-in and talk exercise in our Give Me One.⠀

What are some of your favorite television adaptations of books you love?

mavey Shadow And Bone and Locke And Key! 1y
UnabridgedPod @Mavey I agree! I loved both of those. ❤️ 1y
mavey @UnabridgedPod 🤗💗 1y
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Soul
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"Everything falls apart!"

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guidosophia
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i am simply not a john green fan because i think he is insufferably pretentious, but this is arguably his least pretentious book. even in moments when it starts to become pretentious he uses his own characters to snap out of it, which i enjoyed. overall not life changing like some people say but pretty good

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MatchlessMarie
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I finished the Netflix series after finishing the book last week and decided to try the colonel‘s Ambrosia

Ruthiella Cheers! 🍸 2y
mandarchy I almost spit out my red wine - laughing at the description. How can sour milk and rubbing alcohol be ambrosia? Is this some kind of Alaska thing? 2y
MatchlessMarie @mandarchy 😂 Nah it‘s just a teenagers trying to hide alcohol from their school administrators thing. Alaska is a character in the book. Now that you mention it, there is a red wine quote in this book too. “I believe,” Dolores said, “that yer s‘posed to drink white with turkey, but—now I don‘t know ‘bout y‘all—but I don‘t s‘pose I give a shit.” (edited) 2y
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Lunarstar27
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Actually one of John green books I like! The only thing is I didn‘t like all the smoking and drinking yes you can be a teenager without doing that but over all it was a good book

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MatchlessMarie
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Finished my #DoubleSpin. Only took me 3+ years 😜 I really enjoyed this book though and appreciated the conversation around how to move forward when life doesn‘t give you closure. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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RileyEvans
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“People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn't bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn't bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn't even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to.”

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MatchlessMarie
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Why do I feel like my Kindle is trolling me for taking so long to get back to this book 😂 #FabulousFebruary

mandarchy Why do I think you have my Kindle? 😄 2y
Kimberlone 🤣 I feel like this is every time I pick up with 2y
CaroPi Yes technology does that in one side the kindle reminds you the last attempt to read a book and #bookly remind you that is X number of days since you read... 2y
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RileyEvans
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Sometimes you lose the battle, but mischief always wins the war.

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marleed
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Oh, Alaska, there you are!

...This was a conversational book with face-paced intelligent, witty banter. It was fun to read until the day after arrived. Then it became John Green sad. I‘ve thrifted a small stack of his books but I need to stagger my teenage tragedies.

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Hif.saa
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//~ Alaska asked, “That‘s the mystery, isn‘t it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape–the world or the end of it?…You figure out what the labyrinth is and how to get out of it.”

#johngreen

//~He was gone, and I did not have time to tell him what I had just now realized: that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we had to forgive to survive in the labyrinth.

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Jovy
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This has been in my TBR for so long and I wasn‘t in a rush to read it because I heard it‘s very similar to Paper Towns. But I‘m glad I did, I actually liked this one better! This coming-of-age story is both funny and sad, silly and deep. Quintessential John Green.

Wil Wheaton‘s narration was awesome, as usual.

#Booked2020 #bottomofyourTBR
#MountTBR2020

Cinfhen Yay!! It feels good to get that bottom book off the (virtual) shelf!! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser I also recently read this book as well as Paper Towns. And yes, they do have a similar feel. I have The Fault In Our Stars on my shelf and that might be it of John Green for me. I think I needed to be much younger to thoroughly enjoy them. 2y
Jovy @Curiouser_and_curiouser I get what you mean! Fault is still his best book in my opinion. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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So whenI read this book I loved it. It had such great dialogue between the characters and just it was such a great story. I was so happy to have Hulu do it great justice! I felt it was perfectly cast and I fell in love with these characters all over again :)

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Moonprismpower
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I will say I think I enjoyed this book more than Paper Towns. To me it seemed more reasonable to understand the “manic pixie dream girl” ideal. Alaska is depressed and manic at times. And Miles sees only from his point of view, his sadness, until his friends point out he is not the only one who lost someone they love. I guess it felt more realistic than Paper Towns. I always thought Paper Towns was a bit far fetched. Have you read this? Thoughts?

Scochrane26 This is my favorite Green book. 2y
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KelsieL
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There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going.

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saritaroth
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I can‘t say much about this book, because I don‘t want to ruin the twist for anyone who hasn‘t read it yet. I will say that the book is about Miles, a teenage boy who enrolls in boarding school in search of the “Great Perhaps.” He makes friends, falls in love, and is forced to navigate through the labyrinth of life and loss. This book was also made into a TV series on Hulu. Love the book; love the series so far. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

emilyrose_x I read this earlier in the year and loved it ❤ 2y
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