Monday, October 6, 2008

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Let me start off by saying this was an AWESOME book. Now, here is the summary (taken from the book):

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" even more. 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.

This book, is amazing. It isn't my favorite book, but it is up there. The way John Green takes Pudge's story and crafts it into this awesomely written book is unbelievable. This was the first book I have read in the point of view of a boy, and let me say...this book made me want to read more books that are in the point of views of boys. Some things I didn't really like about this books were that the beginning doesn't pull you in that much. Therefore it took a lot of self-persuasion to try reading it, but after the first couple "chapters" it starts pulling you in more.
This was John Green's first book, but since then, he has published three more. The book that was published after this one is called An Abundance of Katherine's, it is a really awesome book. The second one of his books, he co-wrote with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle is called Let it Snow, it came out on the second of October 2008, his third book is called Paper Towns, this book comes out on October sixteenth (be expecting a blog post!). John makes video's with his brother Hank...there URL is you should check them out, they're awesome. John and his brother also formed this community claaed Nerdfighters, no they are not people who fight nerds, they are nerds who fight for awesome.
So, check out Johns other books, nerdfighters, and him and his brothers videos.
And remember...

Silence is silver, but Books are golden!


Anna said...

I loved Looking for Alaska. I agree that those first few chapters weren't really exciting. I haven't read An Abundence of Katherine's yet, but I hope to get around to it sometime soon.

Would you like to do a link exchange?


Khy said...