Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green-272 pages

“I go to see a Great Perhaps”

And that’s what Miles Halter does. He leaves his home in Florida to go to school boarding school in Alabama. There he meets the Colonel and Alaska and Takumi amc together they go off in search of the Great Perhaps. 

I absolutely love this book. This was my 4th (I think) time reading it and I love it more every time I read it! 

I absolutely love the character. Miles is such a dork. I love how smart the Colonel is even though he’s always angry. Takumi is so funny. And Alaska is Alaska. She is the brooding, self absorbed, wild child with no regard for others. 

I love the story. And I love John Green’s writing style. He writes such beautiful books and he is so good at crafting a plot. Plus he’s so good at making you feel things. A lot of people say they hate Alaska as a character because she’s a bitch and blah blah. But guess what, you were kinda supposed to hate her. That’s the point of her. She’s supposed to make you mad and make you wonder why they could ever be friends with her. But guess what else, we all know a person like her. That person that everyone seems to love and we can’t figure out why. We all have someone like that in our lives that we love and people wonder how we can be friends with them. He creates characters that are real. 

I love how the story was set “before” and “after”. The first time I read it I felt a sense of dread. Before what? What’s going to happen. I don’t know why but I never thought it was going to be something good. And then you read the after and you’re heartbroken but it still has the ability to make you laugh and smile. 

I absolutely love this book. Highly recommend it to everyone! 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Next review: Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 

2 thoughts on “Looking for Alaska by John Green

  1. I’ll admit I wrote a rant review for Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines, but this book has always interested me. I like John Green’s writing. He’s very talented as far as crafting brilliant prose and I love his dialogue. And he seems like someone I would want to meet. I’m not a fan of his male characters though, with the exception of Gus from TFIOS. I loved him and that book. That book was beyond amazing. I have Looking for Alaska in a hardback set up in my office. Maybe one day I’ll read it. I was so annoyed after AAOK that I stopped reading his books after that one. Nice review!

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    1. Thanks!
      This book is so hit or miss with people. It was his first book I read so I had a totally open mind going in because I had no clue what to expect.
      I did not love AAOK, I thought it was just okay and the characters were eh. But I love the characters in LFA! Don’t get me wrong, they are teenagers so they’re moody and annoying but I thought it all worked with the story.


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