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Looking for Alaska

Cover: 'Looking for Alaska '

Staff Review: "Looking for Alaska " by John Green


This story follows the main character, Miles, a.k.a.  “Pudge “ as he leaves his public school in Florida and travels to Culver Creek, a boarding school in Alabama.  He is on a quest to seek his “Great Perhaps,” or his greatest journey that could be if only he just tries.  He is paired with the roommate, who goes by  “The Colonel,” and between the two of them and a beautiful, yet complicated girl named Alaska, their adventures in exploring the labyrinth in which we call life touch many topics including, first loves, loss and everything in between.  This book makes you feel like you are part of the Culver Creek community and also makes you think about the big questions in life.

Audience: teens | Genre: fiction, romance, tragedy, award-winning, printz award winner

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