Looking for Alaska mad me laugh, cry, and almost throw the book at the wall. For his first book, John did a really great job with detail and storytelling. I felt like the person telling the story. I felt all of the feelings that Miles Halter felt. I have so many phrases to descrice this book, but only one stands out: I have found the Great Perhaps (read the description, you'll know).
Miles Halter is fascinated by 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 Culiver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed- up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull miles into her labyrinth and catipult 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.
And so we go...