Looking for Alaska
Looking For Alaska
Looking for Alaska
John Green
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 Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times bestsellerFirst drink First prank First friend First girl Last words Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally. John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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It's one of those books that anyone can relate to, that seems to be telling the story of your own life. It's one of those books that you think everyone should read, but you don't know who to recommend it to. It's "Looking For Alaska," the first novel of National Public Radio commentator John Green, that tells the story of Miles (or Pudge, as his friends call him) and his first year living away from home at a boarding school in Alabama.

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