Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: Looking For Alaska By: John Green

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Miles Halter has entered "The Great Perhaps", or better known as Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama. As far as he could escape Florida and the nothingness and noones he knew.
It is here that he is taken under the wing of his roommate Chip, The Colonel, and falls under the spell of the enigmatic Alaska. Alaska who burns brightly and broods darkly sometimes at the same time.
I would like to say I liked this book, I would like to say that I could relate (for I know this story to close in reality), but no - I struggled. The characters were not relatable, the story so long and uninteresting that I could have put this down and never picked it back up again (which is very rare). When I did finish, I did realize that this story might open conversation, is it the only book out there to do so - no, but the book has that going for it, it also takes the male perspective, another plus. When a teen dies suddenly, answers can never be found, but over time, maybe a sense of peace can come to those that continue to live on.

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