Saturday, January 3, 2015

From the shelf: Looking for Alaska

Title: Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Date read: October 1-26, 2014
Dawn Rates:  (3.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's 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.

After. Nothing is ever the same. 

My Review: (also in goodreads)

This book has been a recommendation since I asked readers what to read next after reading "The Fault in Our Stars". Sometimes I have qualms in getting into another book of a previously read author just because of a hype but I did it anyway. Looking for Alaska is a story of growth and maturity found in the adolescent years. One's coping up with friends and love and the ability to open up that much, the ability to show one's feelings and being sensitive of theirs. I had a faint idea on what the story's direction would be because of the title. Till the end, for me, the story is kind of vague. Alaska's reason may be significant to her death but there are still questions unanswered like her sort of feeling for Pudge. Either way, if I look at it again, no one knew what Alaska was thinking while she was driving off to her end.

Till the next read...

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