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Looking for Alaska

Green, John (Paperback - 2007 )
Looking for Alaska


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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Authors: Green, John, 1977-
Title: Looking for Alaska
Publisher: New York :, Speak,, 2007, c2005.
Characteristics: 221, 11 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2005.
Includes an excerpt of author's "An Abundance or Katherines."
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780142402511
0142402516
Branch Call Number: YA GRE
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Report This Mar 31, 2014
  • Kara014 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Looking For Alaska" by John Green is a strong well written book. This book is based on realistic things teenagers go through nowadays. It really gives adults a peek inside the teenage life on what teens do and go through today. Like Alaska, the way she acted, the things shes gone through and experienced. "Pudge" aka Miles, he gone through peer pressure in this book. Alaska, Pudge, and Colonel, I'm pretty sure everyone has a connection with at least one character in this novel and has gone through what they experienced in their teenage lives. I recommend this book, not because we all relate to it, because it makes us take a deeper look into our lives.

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  • stuffedcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just want to say right now. I picked this book up yesterday, and finished it at 2 am this morning. Then I cried. Spoiler: The feels are strong in this one. Makes you think about everything, and everything about life. In a way, everyone is like Alaska. She assumes that she's messed everything up, she is the main cause of her own destruction, and wore such a mask over everything, that when just a little leaked, even her friends thought she was joking. Great read.

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  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I kept comparing this book to The Fault in our Stars while reading it, and of course, I think TFIOS will always be John Green's best. But after finishing this I couldn`t help it but cry forever. This is an amazing, heartbreaking story and you must read it. You won`t regret

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • Celin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book. The ending is just beautiful

Given the serious subject matter, I found this book to be quite intriguing.

Report This Dec 23, 2013
  • pattyloucor67 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best young adult books I have ever read! John Green's writing is realistic and, at times, poetic. While this is yet another novel about a teenager dying, this book is more. At first, I thought I was rereading "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", but something about the story grabbed me and literally sucked me in. There is mystery, humor, adolescent angst, but even more: there's the struggle to find meaning to the labyrinth of life. Mingled within the pranks and the stupidity of teens is the philosophical question: what's it all about? I loved this book!

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  • BookLover1511 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book made me fall in love with John Green. I'm so happy I bought it. I knew I was gonna fall in love with it when I read the sneak peak in "An Abundance of Katherines". This book made me cry my eyes out.......it was so real. It didn't sugar coat the harsh reality of life. I felt that Alaska's death brought the group of friends closer because each of them in some way caused the tragedy of her lose. People impact you even after they leave you, their just not by your side anymore like they were before.

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  • Trevin123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was great in parts, but slower in others. Over all a decent read, but I still like Paper Towns by John Green the best!!!

This book is definitely a page turner. Not only are the characters unbelievable real, the plot is extremely well written. Once again, John Green has written a book with humor that will literally make someone laugh out loud. Through out the novel, I was either laughing or nearly in tears. As the novel progressed, I got extremely attached to the characters. I definitely did not want this book to end!

this book is incredible, and i could spend days talking about this book, but one thing i will say is that I met an inspiring writer who wanted to write because of this book

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  • TobiasEaton101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Miles "Pudge" Halter goes to Culver Creek boarding school. He meets new friends and discovers life's meaning through his friend, Alaska Young.

Looking for Alaska is really about the great adventure of Miles in a prep school in Albama. Miles is your average kid, with grades, some friends, basically normal in most ways that a 16 year old can be! The thing is Miles, is known for memorizing the last words of famous people, and this search eventually leads him to search for his Great Perhaps, (his real adventure/meaning in life. After moving to the prep school, Miles meets Colonel, Takumi, and the unique Alaska Young! Miles' whole life is turned upside down through his many adventures with this crew.Between life of a pressured 16 year old, and just trying to discover how to "escape from this labyrinth of sufferring" Miles' has his hands full!

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: "Consensual" sex between minor children!

Sexual Content: a little bit of kissing and one very detailed sex scene

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  • bambi13 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains sexual content

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  • bambi13 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of coarse words

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  • AliReads rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Consensual, wonderfully awkward and realistically portrayed sex and curiosity.

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  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: There are descriptions of porno videos and even oral sex (among teens), which makes this book inappropriate for minors.

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  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of it, making this book inappropriate for minors.

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  • Mysticara7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Note: I would say that there is no graphic violence in this book, though there is some mischief and a bit of morbidity. There is mild sexual content. Also, if you care about the notices, you should watch the videos as well, because they are pretty much on the subject of the notices.

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  • dracolikesfire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Oral sex - brief, non-descript

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

[Alaska and I] watched the movie. It opened with a woman standing on a bridge with her legs spread while a guy knelt in front of her, giving her oral sex. [The] woman crouched on her hands and knees while a guy knelt behind her."

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

[…] Lara randomly asked me, "Have you ever gotten a blow job?" […] "I've just never geeven one […]. I think I want to," she said, and we kissed a little, and then […] Lara unbuttoned my pants and pulled my boxers down a little and pulled out my p*nis. - - So we […] asked [her]. [Alaska] walked into the bathroom, returned with a tube of toothpaste, and showed us. In detail. […] Lara and I went back to her room, where she did exactly what Alaska told her to do, and I did exactly what Alaska said I would do […]. It was my first orgasm with a girl […]."

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  • TobiasEaton101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"How will I ever get out of this Labyrinth!"

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  • bambi13 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Maybe the only way to survive this labryrinth of suffering is to forgive" Pudge, "Looking for Alaska"

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  • bambi13 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps"

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  • book_worm_kitten rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh s*** did you just diss the feminine gender / I'll pummel your a** then stick you in a blender / you think I like Tori and Ani so I can't rhyme / but I got flow like Ghostbusters got slime / objectify women and it's f*****' on / you'll be dead and gone like ancient Babylon. --Alaska <3

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps."

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  • FlightlessBird rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. 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.

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

[Alaska and I] watched the movie. It opened with a woman standing on a bridge with her legs spread while a guy knelt in front of her, giving her oral sex. [The] woman crouched on her hands and knees while a guy knelt behind her."

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

[…] Lara randomly asked me, "Have you ever gotten a blow job?" […] "I've just never geeven one […]. I think I want to," she said, and we kissed a little, and then […] Lara unbuttoned my pants and pulled my boxers down a little and pulled out my p*nis. - - So we […] asked [her]. [Alaska] walked into the bathroom, returned with a tube of toothpaste, and showed us. In detail. […] Lara and I went back to her room, where she did exactly what Alaska told her to do, and I did exactly what Alaska said I would do […]. It was my first orgasm with a girl […]."

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  • miztasha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOOKING FOR ALASKA

I am not a pornographer

John Green's response to aparental challenge against his book

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