Title: Looking for Alaska
By: John Green
Release Date: December 28th, 2006
Summary from Goodreads: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy 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. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .After. Nothing is ever the same.
Review: You know that book that everyone and their mother is telling you its amazing and you are so excited to read it, but then you actually do read it and turns out it wasn't that great. I guess I'm not a contemporary fiction kind of girl. As far as the book goes, it wasn't a bad story. It was full of teenage angst and awkward sexual encounters. Everything a contemporary lover could want. I only gave it three stars because I didn't enjoy the book like I had hoped.