Monday, June 22, 2009

Looking For Alaska by John Green

****Looking For Alaska by John Green****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Quote-ability- 10/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 98/100
Grade- A

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring 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 pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. After. Nothing is ever the same.

I absolutely loved this novel. Whatever I say in my review won't do it justice. Not only was a constantly entertained I felt like I could connect with every character. They were all very round, I could understand all of their actions and feelings. I was awed by Alaska, and Miles's tip-toed relationship. I felt every emotion with force, I even teared up everal times. Looking For Alaska is now one of my all time favorite authors. The characters, the plot, and the setting were all amazing. I've already said that I love stories set in a boarding school, so that made it so much better. It was a lot of fun to see this hilarious group of teens discovering themselves and each other. Overall I would say that Looking For Alaska was a funny and touching read that will keep even the most reluctant readers turning the pages.
-Amanda

4 comments:

cupcakewitch said...

i LOVED this book too! did you read Paper Towns yet? I think it might be ever better!

towerofbooks said...

Glad you liked this. My friend and I read Paper Towns and Looking For Alaska. I liked Paper Towns more, and she liked Looking for Alaska more. :P

a flight of minds said...

I love Looking For Alaska, and it is one of my favourite books. John Green is simply amazing. Great review- and I'm so happy you liked it. :) Everyone should like this book... or they may find me at their door with a baseball bat. :P Kidding obviously. But still. What's not to like about LFA?

- Alex

chipmunk49 said...

I LOVEWEEEEEEEEEEEE THIS BOOKK SOOOOO MUCJ, john green is a sikk, writer <3 <3 :)