Looking For Alaska - John Green

Saturday, October 10, 2009
Before. 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.
I loved this 'kindasorta' love story.

So many of my favorite quotes are from this novel. I wish I could quote the whole thing! John Green has created such endearing characters that tug at your heartstrings and make you root for them in anything they do. Pudge made me want to go out and find my own 'great perhaps'.

Alaska is one of my all-time favorite female characters. She's so strong and beautiful on the inside out and I love how she doesn't take anything from anyone. When I found out she was a book lover, I was sold! ;)



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