As he explains, "I myself was once a guy from Florida who was obsessed with the dying words of famous people and then left home to attend a boarding school in Alabama.
A high school student goes away to boarding school in Alabama and tries to find his place in the world. I am on a John Green kick. This is the third book in three weeks. There are also two more books that Green has either co-written or contributed to.
This one is no different. As is normal, Miles ends up being best friends with his roommate and his roommates friends. As they move through the year one event ends up dominating the year. The whole books either counts down to it, or moves on from it.
I will not spoil the event, but I did not see it coming until it was almost there. I am gifted with an inability to predict what is going to happen in books.
If you have read John Green before this feels like his other books. Miles, the main character, is basically a good, albeit quirky kid.
The other characters are quirky, slightly broken, and funny. Mostly the sex has been off screen and the language and drinking has been moderate. The pranks of the other books seemed much more tame than the pranks of this book.
Again, this is a book about finding meaning in life. This time there is overt discussion of religious matters. One of the classes at the school is a comparative religions class and so religious meaning is much more front and center than the other books I have read by John Green.
I wish there was at least one character that was overtly religious. Instead all of the characters have grown up without religious education. I think that was a missed opportunity. It is still good.
I am still glad I read it. Looking for Alaska Purchase Links: HardcoverPaperbackKindle EditionAudible.Green was awarded the Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska.
It is taught in many high school and college curricula and has been published in over 30 languages. A special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska was released in My love of John Green is no secret.
I fell for his writing in The Fault in Our Stars, which might be one of my favorite young adult books of all time, and confirmed my first suspicions of his greatness with An Abundance of benjaminpohle.comg for Alaska was Green's benjaminpohle.com has all the bittersweetness of Stars and the over-the-top humor of .
Aug 14, · John Green and one of his principal characters in "Looking For Alaska" are fascinated with the last words of people. I expect it is exceedingly rare that any of us gets to choose what ours will be. If I could and had to right now, they might be, "Keep up the good work, John Green."Reviews: K.
“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.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska.
John Green and one of his principal characters in "Looking For Alaska" are fascinated with the last words of people. I expect it is exceedingly rare that any of us gets to choose what ours will be.
If I could and had to right now, they might be, "Keep up the good work, John Green."Reviews: K. John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars.
His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award/5.