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Book Review » Looking For Alaska by John Green

Title: Looking For Alaska

John Green

Young Adult; Romance; Contemporary; Realistic Fiction.

ISBN: 9780007523160


Publisher: Harper Collins

Format: Paperback

Pages: 262

Synopsis: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.

MY RATING: 3.5 Starts


The truth is that I started reading this book a long time ago… it was like February or March 2014… and now I decided to give it a try (again) because I don’t feel well knowing that I have this book on my shelf because I wanted to read it and then I didn’t want it anymore… so here I am doing a review of this book after I read it… the whole book… that book that I was hating… (and I’m not anymore).
The other time, when I was reading it for the first time… I thought that this book had too much teenage drama… and believe me when I say that I still think that there’s a LOT of teenage drama going on on this book! But this time it is different maybe because I learnt how to understand the teenage problems even if those problems are a little ‘stupid’ for me… and mostly I learnt that every problem is a problem even if they are not ‘important’ for you… they are, eventually, important to other people.
Once again I’m here saying that I’m not the biggest fan of this kind of ‘realistic fiction’ but I think that I’m being converted because if you’ve told me like one or two months ago that I would like ‘We Were Liars’ or ‘Looking For Alaska’ the thing that I would say to you would probably be something like ‘you are freaking crazy’ because there was NO WAY for me to like this kind of stories… I just can’t deal with drama (yes, I can be a drama queen but I don’t really like being around other drama queens).

So basically all that I said (wrote) up there was just to say that I enjoyed this book after all… so yes auntie (yes… my aunt liked this book… and I judged her… a lot), it’s difficult for me to admit but you were right! This book was pretty cool and I really enjoyed reading it and now I’m capable of understanding this kind of teenage drama (drugs and alchool… the only two things I think I’ll never understand…)
After all… I’m here to say that YES, I liked the book but NO… I didn’t love it and I just can’t give it more than 3.5 stars which believe me… for someone like me that’s a GREAT score!


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