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Magan: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green Release Date: March 3, 2005 Pages: 221 Target Audience: Young Adult (YA) How I found out about it: Estelle recommended Will Grayson, Will Grayson. It wasn’t available at my library, but this was AND it was a 2006 Michael L. Printz Award winner. Summary: Miles (aka: Pudge) is seeking […]

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January 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Magan - Hey Charlotte. I definitely understand your overwhelmed feelings. I was very upset and sad by all of the things you were. It was so devastating. I loved their relationship too, and I definitely wish I as clever as they are to remember quotes and spout them off as easily as they did! SO glad you enjoyed the book. Have you read any other John Green book? xo

January 24, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Charlotte - Hey 🙂 I just read ‘looking for alaska’ and, wow, I’m overwhelmed. The story had me since the first sentence. I absolutely fell in love. I kind of knew what would happen, someone spoiled parts of the plot twist but yeah, it was pretty amazing anyway. The relationship between Alaska and Miles gripped me from the first time and i fell in love with Alaska just as Miles did. I did not like the plot twist in the middle of the book, I loved Alaska too much and there were too many things i wanted to know about her. It felt like John Green ripped out a part of me when he killed her.
I was so sad after finishing it but not because of the death, she’ll live in me forever, but because I wished I would have a youth like theirs. Their friendship, their drinking and smoking and finding ways to avoid rules makes me sad because I’m at their age but I won’t / I haven’t got a youth like theirs.. I wish I could live with Miles and The Colonel in their small room at Culver Creek and quote famous persons and authors and drink and smoke in the pale moonlight with Alaska.

Please answer to my comment. 🙂 I’M sorry, I bet my english is horrifying but I’m german.

June 28, 2012 - 7:02 am

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - […] best comparison I can offer is Looking for Alaska by John Green. If you’ve read this book, you’re aware that there’s a rather large event that […]

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Magan: Joining in on the Annual End of Year Book Survey | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? Looking for Alaska by John Green made me feel that way. There is a huge twist and turn in the book that completely […]

December 4, 2011 - 10:35 am

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