As you can see in the topic, today I am going to be doing another Book Review post. Since I am spending the last few days of my vacation, I thought I should finfish reading and reviewing books as much as I can.
Looking for Alaska is my first ever John Green book, and I am having mixed feelings. I am sure it is not going to be the last. It was a heart-warming story and I really liked it.
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy 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. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same. (from Goodreads)
As I mentioned earlier, this is my very first John Green novel. I must say that I really enjoyed it. If there is one time in life that you get to know your self is, non other than your high school times. The story is about a gang of high school students, who are going through this phase of life.
We meet Miles Halter (Pudge), who is kind of reserved type of kid who starts at Culver Creek. He does not have prior experience in belonging into a gang but, he is being accepted by a set of students whom likes him for simply who he is. Here we meet the supporting characters of the story, Colonel – his crazy roommate, Takumi – the Japanese kid and Alaska Young – the most attractive girl in college (with a boyfriend)
The story is all about this high school gang and how they face and handle different situations. Except for the academics they are amusing themselves by smoking, drinking and best of all by doing pranks.
The latter part of the story brought tears to my eyes. The death of Alaska, the way Pudge and Colonel faces in to reality and finally Takumi revealing the truth made me really sad and upset.
The story speaks to the hearts of the young kids who are going through this phase of life. The way they look into problems, handle and face different situations are clearly highlighted. The characters and the story is well crafted to speak the young hearts.
Looking forward to reading more stories by John Green.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves reading John Green. A well written, heart touching story.
Hope you enjoyed.
Until next post,