by John Green

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"Looking for Alaska" by John Green follows the life of Miles "Pudge" Halter, whose 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.

I decided to read/listen to this book after finishing "A Fault in Our Stars". The book draws you in with a countdown to adventure, life changing events, and a discovery of ones self. This is John Green's debut novel and it has that feel to it. Not saying that it isn't worthy, I just felt sometimes it was difficult to connect to the characters but that may solely be because it was from a male's point of view. Overall I give this book a 3 out of 5 and suggest it to any who need a little get away. I look forward to reading more works by Mr. Green. 

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