Looking for Alaska (Review)
Author: John Green
Published Date: 28th December 2006 (Reprint edition)
Rating: 2 Stars
After. Nothing is ever the same.
finding it an okay read, I decided it was time I gave John Green another chance
to blow me away. So I decided to read his debut novel, Looking for Alaska. I was a bit disappointed though.
school at Culver Creek to find his Great Perhaps, a way of escaping the
everyday, dull life back home. There he meets The Colonel, Takumi and Alaska –
a rag tag group of friends with unique personalities and who bring a whirlwind
into his life. Miles ends up falling for the rollercoaster Alaska seems to
bring with her, and he soon finds there are a lot more conditions when living a
carefree life on the edge.
whole lot more than I liked The Fault in Our Stars, which is good. But then
again, I didn’t like it that much.
The book is fairly slow paced, but it’s perfect, because this isn’t the kind of
book that is packed full of action. This is the book where we see character
development, where we get to really connect with the characters and feel what
they feel. I am one who loves character based books, so I enjoyed that this
book centered on that, and it kept me wanting to read.
to be the poorest of the bunch. He hates the “Weekly Warriors”, who, in other
words, are the rich kids in the school. And yet, he is dating one of them
himself. He feels too much and loves too much, and is proud of his home even
though some might be embarrassed when they are always hanging around such rich
people. But he isn’t, and he becomes an admirable character for that. But at the same time, I found him (like most of the characters in TFiOS) a bit unrealistic. Once again, I couldn’t imagine anyone speaking like that to each other.
|In general with this book: NOPE|
friendship and ultimately another one with I wouldn’t want to share with you
without giving away a bit of the story. Throughout the book there is a
countdown, which is gradually leading to a big event. The shameful thing was, I
predicted what that event would be, so it wasn’t much of a surprise… I was pretty impressed with how I could predict every little detail of what was coming. John Green really needs to change up his style some more.
school, or ever wanted to go to one?