Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.More
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Humorous YA for Adults
In the YA realm, this is one of my top 7 favorites.
John Greene's sense of humor is delightfully sarcastic. The characters were well written and I felt like I was at the school, in the barn, at the basketball games, etc. with them.
Yes. I enjoy Jeff's performances. I didn't "love" his Alaska voice, but it didn't detract from the story.
I didn't cry, but found it humorous and marginally sad at the end. Alaska was a little too self-absorbed and I didn't care as much about her charcacter's sudden ending.
I wouldn't want my younger daughter to read this due to the continuous drinking, smoking, and mischief. However, I enjoyed it as an adult.
Decidedly adult content...