The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars
Includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green
Soon to be a Hulu limited series!
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels • TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time • A PBS Great American Read Selection • Millions of copies sold!
First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called “The Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like his runaway bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, American author John Green’s debut is an off-kilter love story driven by fantastically vivid characters and smart humor. A bookish teen named Miles—whose special talent is memorizing the last words of famous people throughout history—convinces his parents to let him attend boarding school in Alabama. There, he meets the mercurial and beautiful Alaska Young. Looking for Alaska is a celebration of teenage friendship, intellectual awakening, and the delicious heartache of infatuation.
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I'm not sure why this is categorized as children's fiction, I wouldn't want my 13 or 8 year olds to read it. But as an adult, it was a great book to read and imagine yourself back in a time when you were young and losing your innocence. The writing style is excellent and that's what originally drove me to this novel. I found a sample chapter somewhere and really liked the "voice" of the book. I was not disappointed after reading the full version.
Leaving Behind a Minor Life for Grander Maybes
This is one of those books that makes you stop and ask yourself the big questions.
This book made me think about the life I have, the person I am, the life I want to live and the person I want to be. This book has changed my life in so many ways and means so much to me.
Best book I've ever read.
BROTHERHOOD 2.0 ftw