Hello guys! Another book review for you today and I think everyone will love this one as much as I did! Ever since reading The Fault in Our Stars a few years ago, I have become really fond of John Green. He is one of my favorites, next to JK Rowling and Nicholas Sparks. His books have so much emotion and lessons can be learned from them. Looking for Alaska is nothing short of amazing. It is actually his FIRST novel, published in 2005.
The main character in the book is Miles Halter, a sixteen year old boy living a boring life and wanting to find more. He is seeking for the “Great- Perhaps” as he likes to call it, so he goes away to a boarding school. This is where he meets Chip, the guy that becomes his best friend. Then he meets Alaska Young and instantly falls in love with her. Alaska is a girl that lives on impulse and you never can guess what kind of mood she will be in from one day to the next. But, I can promise you’ll love her as much as Miles does.
The book is destined for heart break and you won’t know what to think at some points. But, it all makes some sense in the end. I loved that the characters were genuinely good people – even the principal ended up being decent – and they were all there for each other, working through the hard times, and learning from each other. There were a lot of serious issues covered, but they were covered with such wit and humor and such an amazing choice of words, that by the time you finish you feel as if you are a changed person. You feel as if you learned something important about the world – which I believe is the test of a really good book. Needless to say, I loved it and highly recommend it.
“I don’t know where over there is, but I know it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.”