Thursday, 18 July 2013

Looking for Alaska- John Green

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Published: Jan 1, 2005
221 Pages
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Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

This book really disappointed me. I have heard so many good things about it but i actually really had to push myself to get through it. I don't know if its because Ive been sick and maybe just not in the mood for it but i just really didn't find myself interested.
I didn't feel particularly attached to the characters and i felt like the story line had nothing going for it.
Maybe I'm missing the deeper meaning to this book but it just felt like it was trying too hard to be 'deep' and missed out on actually creating a good story.

I think it is definitely way over hyped. I do like John Greens writing style though, because i have read The Fault In Our Stars and loved it. I wont be giving up on him just yet i do plan on reading his other work but this one just wasn't my cup of tea i think.

***
Three stars

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