Looking for Alaska by John Green
After a discussion on Confession of a Litaddict blog about romance in many YA Books and most are in a girls perspective, she recommended Looking for Alaska. It is a YA book but from a boy’s perspective. It also had romance in it and was rather refreshing to see how guys feel about feelings at that age!
Wouldn’t we all ladies like to get a peek into the head of the guys in our lives and see everything from their view?
I immediately scored this book from the library (Thank you NYC Library).
Looking for Alaska introduced us to Miles Halter aka Pudge, a sixteen year old boy who got his wish to attend his father’s old boarding school in Alabama in search for his “Great Perhaps”. His search led him to Chip, Takumi, Lara and Alaska Young.
Alaska Young was carefree, intelligent, moody and she fascinated and frustrated him, alot.
I liked Pudge alot! His character was wide eyed, eager and young, it was nice to read from a boy’s POV. His friends taught him how to survive boarding school, live life and a couple of bad habits were thrown in there.
Alaska Young taught him that each person is different and no matter what persona they show. Everyone has a battle they are fighting within themselves and some people may be free to reveal theirs, others aren’t.
The book was written to show a timeline surrounding one particular event and its effect on the people around and it was brillant. There are some dark times and intense scene but it’s what made the book really good to read.
The book featured many well known people, their last words and the search of knowing what a person’s last words were may try to show who the person truly was or what type of life they have lived.
This was my first John Green novel and it won’t be my last. I read this book under many sittings as I had to re-read some scene. I just wasn’t able to put it down once I started.
Leave a comment if you’ve read the book or would be looking forward to checking it out.