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FREE PDF ¼ BOOK Looking for Alaska ↠ JOHN GREEN Ê Before Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non event and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even Francois Rabelais poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anythinAis poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy 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 Wow I must've skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book All those awards WHAT Such a clumsy story— every move of the author was heavy handed and so transparent I felt like I was a fly on John Green's ceiling watching him go Oh that's good oh that's just precious and fall asleep in his soup again Miles—I mean Pudgeas he is deemed within minutes of his arrival at his School of Great Perhaps— may be looking for Alaska throughout this story but I sure knew her right away She's the pretty girl who's even prettier because she's a bit damaged and makes you feel like you have a chance with her because she's a flirt Yes she's a hopelessly thin character as are they all with the exception of The Colonel Takumi for example who is supposed to be one of the Big Four around whom this story revolves is completely characterized by his unrealistic rap improvs My rhymin' is old school sort of like the ancient Romans The Colonel's beats is sad like Arthur Miller's Willy Loman and basically disappears from the story until reuired by the plot to re emerge with More Information Lara Pudge's first girlfriend is so bland she is given a Russian accent complete with long e's for short i's I put the stuff een the gel and then I deed the same thing een Jeff's room to prevent her from evaporating off the page and into THEEN ARE In fact each character is carefully provided with a shtick often a savant like talent that would in reality win game shows but is meant to be That Thing That Makes Him Special The Colonel can remember capitals of countries to the point of extreme autism Pudge knows the last words of famous people— only he's so doggone uirky that he reads the biography but not the work of the famous person And our precious Alaska She keeps stacks and stacks of books in her room that she intends to read when she's done selling cigarettes to high school kids I guess called her life library or something but has wrestled with life's Big uestions alongside some very Heavy Thinking Authors and can recite poetry of course Everybody is way too philosophical and literary for their own good but god forbid the reader is allowed to think Lest you miss the point every moment is interpreted for you I finally understood that day at the Jury Alaska wanted to show us we could trust her Survival at Culver Creek meant loyalty and she had ignored that But then she'd shown me the way She and the Colonel had taken the fall for me to show me how it was done so I would know what to do when the time came Ok then—I guess that's what happened except that's just not the way high school kids workEven word choice reveals fear we won't get it; if an author has to tell you FIVE TIMES in the book that the character deadpanned instead of said the Coloneldeadpanned three times and Pudge just a little less dry I guess deadpanned twice then either the dialogue is not written well or the author believes it is not written well The former at leastSo just hanging with these kids leaves one searching for a third dimension but then the story itself pretty much jumps genres halfway through from slacker YA Holden mentioned on the back cover to straight mystery Why'd she do what she did Lest I spoil this story for you I won't go into this part but suffice it to say the above uestion is left out in the sun to rot while we are forced to look on sniffing the decay The story doesn't work in any genre anyway I know what the story is supposed to do— make me fall in love with Alaska feel all warm and cozy when the four friends smoke cigarettes shoot the breeze and look out for one another and care when one of them screams with cosmic agony but alas Maybe if I wasn't basically tapped on the shoulder and demanded these reactions I would be better at having them but lines fall flat and soggy like cigarettes tossed casually into some cliche prep school lake The Colonel let go of my sweater and I reached down and picked up the cigarettes Not screaming not through clenched teeth not with the veins pulsing in my forehead but calmly Calmly I looked down at the Colonel and said F— youMy first Kindle read too

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Self destructive screwed up and utterly fascinating Alaska Young She is an event unto herself She pulls Pudge into her world launches him into the Great Perhaps and steals his heart Then After Nothing is ever the sam yup this is not the right book to read for the first time at 23 years old in 2020 yup

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Looking for AlaskaBefore Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non event and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even Francois Rabel WROTE THIS IN 2010 Now I am TEN YEARS OLDER I didn't like this book This is not what I expected to be I hoped to find a book in the style of Stargirl or something novel and what did I find A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties in their not so original vices and a sudden drama which leads to nonsense talking All hiding of course in a couple of beautiful uotes that wrap all the 'inspiring sites' on the internet the reason I got to the book and I bet that you tooBoring it was so so boring I didn't like the characters Alaska was unbearable oh no wait she was awesome if you were a character too fantastic girlbeautiful and wonderful and ohmarrymerightnowplease and she had to be an intelligent woman so the author made her feminist and an avid reader to prove she had brains and there is no need to write about the boys because booh The main character was a cronic linnet who got lost in his difficulties mostly not having a girlfriend such a big problem you see and searching The Great Perhaps thing he forgot to do so easily so What a waste of time2013 EDIT almost FOUR years have passed since I read and reviewed Looking for Alaska and I hope nobody expects me to discuss anything related to the book It's great if you loved the book but I didn't Maybe at this time of my life I would express myself in a different way but when I wrote this I was convinced of all I said before After Looking for Alaska I read other John Green's books And I loved some of them like really did It's sad that Looking for Alaska didn't work for me but I think it is wonderful that it did for you Not so many books can inspire that kind of passion Thanks everybody for your likes and comments and my apologies for not answering them any2020 EDIT I read this TEN YEARS AGO and I still get comments saying the same thing over and over again and honestly I read the comments twice in the last two or three years Don’t waste your time being angry at me for not sharing your thoughts about a book because If you are lucky I’ll notice next year and well I bet you have better things to do