AR: Looking for Alaska

Claudia Rupert

Mr. Moser

English

1-26-17

 

Looking For Alaska

 

Looking For Alaska is a John Green novel that was published on March 3rd 2005 by Dutton Children’s Books. This novel was published in New York, New York. I personally believe that this book is an excellent read and one of my favorite books of all time. It is filled with suspense and mystery and is a quick read.

A young man by the name of Miles Halter is the main character in the novel. He is attending Culver Creek boarding school for his junior year of highschool. Miles becomes friends with a girl named Alaska,and two boys named Colonel and Takumi. The friends smoke, prank and cause mischief together. Miles falls madly in love with Alaska but she has a boyfriend who’s at college. Meanwhile a girl named Lara likes Miles and wishes she had a chance with him. One night Miles and Alaska were playing truth or dare while drinking. Alaska gets a call and suddenly she runs to her car and drives off campus. The following morning Miles is informed that Alaska had died in a car accident the night before. Miles was heartbroken and had many questions surrounding the death so the friends start to search for answers. Takumi suddenly remembers that it was the day Alaska’s mother died and realizes she went to her mother’s gravesite. It was unsure if Alaska intended it to be a suicide or just an accident. To answer the prompt of how to get out of the labyrinth Miles gives an answer Alaska would have liked. In the end, Miles comes to peace with Alaska’s death. He knows he will never understand her fully but will always remember her.

This book brings a lot of suspense especially when Miles and his friends are searching for clues to Alaskas death. The reader feels sorrow for Miles having to deal with such a loss. This book will make you feel many emotions and have you on the edge of your seat. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a suspenseful novel.

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