Friday, November 13, 2015

Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Title: Looking for Alaska
Series: Stand-Alone
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult Romance, Literature & Fiction 
Published Date: December 28th 2006 by Speak (first published March 3rd 2005)
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.
I tell you I have to start to read more male authors to get used to there writing style not that I did not enjoyed Looking for Alaska I really did loved and enjoyed it very much this is the first book to ever make me laugh so hard that tears were coming down my face because of how hard I was laughing but I didn't really connect with the main characters in Looking For Alaska and also there were certin things I did not like that bother me a little bit but I did not mind it and kept on reading through it. Like I said before I only read two male authors plus John Green that makes three so his writing style was brand new to me and very refreshing to me that I had to get used to his writing style.

I really did not connect with the main characters as much that I would of liked too but I loved and connected with the secondary characters even though I didn't read enough of them Miles "Pudge" Halter is going to a boarding school at Culver Creek too seek for the great perhaps and too see if he can truly finally find friends and have a fun life in boarding school I did liked Miles at first but than he started to really annoyed me to no end and I can't explain why but there was just something about him that I could not connect too him. When Pudge gets settled into his dorm room at the Culver Creek he meets his roommate Chip "The Colonel" Martin now I so did not like The Colonel because I thought he was a cocky, arrogant jerk who thought he was better than anybody I understand why he despise the weekday warriors but I did not like when he absolutely did nothing to help Pudge when they pulled a terrible prank on Pudge that could gotten him seriously hurt yes he got back at the weekday warriors for what they did to him but still he could of stop them from doing the prank to Pudge. That's why I do not like and connect with The Colonel. Than Pudge meets Alaska Young when him and the The Colonel went to buy cigarettes from her let me just say I felt really bad for Alaska for everything that happen to her in the past and what she was going through in school and I totally understand why she got moody like she did but that totally annoyed and frustrates me too no end I just did not like how she was acting towards her friends who needed her for support and help sorry I just couldn't connect to her at all. Between Her and Pudge I don't now who annoyed and frustrated me more but I really really loved the secondary characters especially Takumi The Motherfu%#@& Fox it just broke my heart for what he did at the end and I love poor Lara as well I really loved reading about them and I connected to them right away! Even though Pudge annoyed and frustrated me I still loved and enjoyed reading about his life and journey at the boarding school and too see him grow-up, change and finding friends even though it was a bitter sweet journey for him.

All and All Looking For Alaska was an awesome book that I loved and enjoyed thoroughly!
John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green's career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children's Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, "
Brotherhood 2.0," where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called "The Vlog Brothers," which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here


  1. The only John Green book I've read is The Fault in Our Stars – which I loved – but a lot of people say Looking for Alaska is even better. I'm glad you enjoyed it, despite not connecting with the characters that much :) Great review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    1. I have a hit and miss with John Green books but my favorite of his was TFIOS. Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)