The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars
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.
Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green
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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While John Green is an honest treasure, this books feels corny. It’s over romanticization of smoking cigarettes is cringeworthy. It only takes a few pages in to realize this is every wanna-be-deep softbois favorite book.
absolutely love this book! This is my second time reading it and I’ve also watched the show they made about it on Hulu. This is a must read book.