Looking For Alaska

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Title: Looking for Alaska

Author: The author of Looking for Alaska is John Green. Out of all of his books, I have read three books total. Type of Book: The genre of this book is known as young adult fiction. The people that would like to read this book are mainly young adults, ranging from mid-teens to the mid-twenties.

Characters: The main characters found in this book are Miles “Pudge” Halter, Alaska Young, and Chip “Colonel” Martin. Miles leaves Florida in search of the great perhaps, real friends, and a not-so-minor-life, he finds himself, and he falls in love with Alaska Young, but only the way he wanted to see her. Alaska was a secretive girl, who ended up dying, due to her own self-destruction. The Colonel is a poor southern …show more content…

This quote can relate to any human, because we all suffer and the things that make us suffer are all of our desires, and we tend to blame ourselves and others for that suffering. But if we forgive those and ourselves, we can grow from that suffering.
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia…. You spend your whole life in the labyrinth, thinking how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining the future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape it.” John Green, Looking for Alaska. This second quote is one of my favorites because we tend to look forward to the future, but we take the present for granted, and we should realize that the decisions we make now have total control of the …show more content…

I was very skeptical of John Green’s other books because of his acclaimed fame from The Fault in our Stars. Reading the cover of the book you can gain a small connection wit the main character Miles, because as teenagers we need to find ourselves through every flaw. From the very first chapter it captures you, because at one point in our lives we have all searched for ourselves and a not-so-minor-life. This book is 100 percent real life, written out in this book is the actual difficulties of growing into a better you, facing your fears, and the fears of all the people around you. John Green shows the ugly truth of life and growing up, it was hard not to feel connected. It captures the real teenage experience rather than the usual perspective we hear from adults. Looking for Alaska embraces the imperfections of being human, of every human, and there is no sugar coating it but we all have flaws. From the writing you explore with the characters on how to embrace every flaw thrown at

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