Review: Looking for Alaska

Title: Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green

“Before.”
Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring 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 pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart.
“After.”
Nothing is ever the same.

Miles starts of his junior year at Culver Creek Boarding School and meets the craziest people and has the craziest adventures. This book is stuffed packed with drama, adventure, and pranks of the wildest and most random sort. Why is there a before and after? Well, let just say sometimes life doesn’t go as you wanted, and people tend to walk in and out faster than lightning strike. John Green was able to portray the realistic version of a teenage world, of how feelings sometimes overwhelm us, and that our actions lead to our demise. An amazing author, I truly loved this book.

Quotes:

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”
-Narrator (Miles)

“What the hell is that?” I laughed.
“It’s my fox hat.”
“Your fox hat?”
“Yeah, Pudge. My fox hat.”
“Why are you wearing your fox hat?” I asked.
“Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox.”
-Takumi and Miles

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