Looking for Alaska

ISBN9780142402511
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedMay 1, 2006
Pages221
AuthorJohn Green
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.6 in.

Looking for Alaska

John Green

PAPERBACK

May 1, 2006

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller

First drink
First prank
First friend
First girl
Last words

Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps."

Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.

Buy Looking for Alaska by John Green at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Looking for Alaska

John Green

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Information

ISBN9780142402511
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedMay 1, 2006
Pages221
AuthorJohn Green
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.6 in.

Synopsis

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller

First drink
First prank
First friend
First girl
Last words

Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps."

Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.

Buy Looking for Alaska by John Green at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter."

– Chicago Tribune

"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska’s vanilla-and-cigarettes scent."

– Kirkus

"Miles’s narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability. Like Phineas in John Knowles’s A Separate Peace, Green draws Alaska so lovingly, in self-loathing darkness as well as energetic light, that readers mourn her loss along with her friends."

– School Library Journal