1300 187 187
 
Looking for Alaska - John Green

Paperback

Published: 31st March 2011
For Ages: 15+ years old
In Stock. Usually ships in 1-4 business days
RRP $23.99
$15.50
35%
OFF

Booktopia Comments

Please note, this book incluces mild sexual content and explicit langauge.

Book Description

Winner of the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award

Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.

About The Author

John Green attended a boarding school in Alabama not unlike Alaska's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children's hospital. His experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens and inspired him to bring his comic sensibility to a candid novel about the excitement of breaking the rules and the challenge of confronting loss. John now writes for several national magazines, both print and Web-based. He is also a commentator for National Public Radio's afternoon newsmagazine, All Things Considered, and Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ. This is his first novel.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Looking for Alaska
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
3.0

For a Younger Generation

By Chante'

from Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Thinker
  • Relevant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Looking for Alaska:

    I hear this book was really good and decided to read it myself. I didn't find I got what I thought I would out of it. It was an interesting book to read and made you consider and thing about things, but again didn't feel like I was taking anything from this book. I do think it is aimed at a much younger generation who is "looking for themselves". Great ready for a early teen ager.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Loved it!

    By Steph

    from Melbourne , AUS

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Inspirational
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Looking for Alaska:

      Loved this book, would recommend any John Green Books. Best author!

      Comment on this review

      Displaying reviews 1-2

      Back to top

      "Miles's narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability." School Library Journal "What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green's mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge's voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska's vanilla-and-cigarettes scent." Kirkus "The novel's chief appeal lies in Miles's well-articulated lust and his initial excitement about being on his own for the first time." Publishers Weekly

      ISBN: 9780007424832
      ISBN-10: 0007424833
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 15+ years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 31st March 2011
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.28