Sunday, November 6, 2011

Looking For Alaska by John Green

This book is a classic, a must read.  Classified as young adult, this book easily crosses over to adult fiction as the theme is universal.  The author's writing style is refreshing, uncluttered and powerful. Each sentence is high-octane as the story flows effortlessly and the words seem perfectly chosen to not just capture your interest but hit you over the head.  Smartly written, it will make you laugh out loud and I swear, it'll make you cry.

Meet Miles Halter, a sixteen year old boy heading off to boarding school in search of the "great perhaps".  He makes new friends, falls in love and learns the power of forgiveness.  Not bad for one school year.

I read only brief comments about this book on various shelfari forums, one liners like-GREAT BOOK, LOVED IT.  As fate would have it, it was sitting out at the library and without thinking twice I checked it out.  Fate's a funny thing, karma is real and I'm not the same person I was before reading this book.  And for those "grown-ups" that don't read YA, don't let the classification fool you.  This book has a heavy take home message.


  1. I haven't heard of this book but it does sound interesting. It also seems like a very sincere book.

  2. I haven't heard of this book either! However, I do appreciate it already as the anti-thesis to the typical plot - teenage GIRL heads off to boarding school. Books focused on teenage boys always interest me because I don't run across many of them. Thanks for the tip!

    - HeroineAddict


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