Title: Looking For
Author: John Green
Year Published: 2005
“Before. Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the ‘Great Perhaps’ (Fracious Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of
, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Culver Creek Boarding School Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event onto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Alaska
After. Nothing is ever the same.”
My Rating: 5/5
One of my friends is a huge fan of John Green, and I decided she has a pretty good taste in books and we agree in most things, so I might as well give one of his books a try. And was a ever rewarded. This novel is fantastic! Not only is John Green a fun and playful author, his writing is also memorable and thought provoking author. Although a shorter book this story is full of meaning and importance, I’d say particularly to teens. It’s about finding who you’re going to be, but in funny, awkward sort of way. I will warn anyone who is interested in this particular novel by John Green, that it includes adult topics, such as: sex, death, drinking/ alcohol consumption (feeling like a grown up!), smoking and also uses a fair amount of “adult language”.
Finally for the thanks section. First, a big thank you to my friend, reassuringsmile (Click if you'd like to view her blog), for suggesting this book.
THANK YOU JOHN GREEN FOR SHOWING
NORMAL TEENAGERS FINDING THEMSELVES WITHOUT BEING TOO SERIOUS, JUST SERIOUS ENOUGH.
Thanks for reading,