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Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska

by John Green

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A paperback edition of the life-changing romantic drama that inspired the 2019 TV series. It'll smash you to pieces, but in a beautiful way.


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.

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  • Bonney lake, WA

    I loved the thought of something unique in a book such as remembering the last words of people, and I actually loved it even more knowing the writer himself liked doing it! I wish i knew Alaska’s!

  • Matheny, WV

    This will forever and always be one of my favorite books. From the flawed Alaska, to the innocent Pudge, this book speaks of the teenage years with such honesty and heartache. A beautiful novel.

  • Lubbock, TX

    I think every coming of age person should read at least one John Green novel. He has a way of connecting and making you think about the choices you want to make for yourself and your future.

  • Goodyear , AZ

    All of what I love about YA is included in this book. Not as good as The Fault In Our Stars but still a love. Especially enjoyed the fact that it is a paperback. Please more paperbacks BOTM!

  • Crestwood, IL

    John Green never disappoints with his stories, and this is one of his more well-known ones as well as one of my first reads of his work. He will always be a favorite author of mine.

  • Hollywood, FL

    As always John greens work is beautiful! He will always be my favorite. I could read looking for Alaska a million times and ever get bored. Its a really good book and story.

  • Chicago, IL

    Where was John Green when I was a teenager? (He wasn't born yet :) He is this generations Judy Blume. I can't wait to read the rest of his work. Absolutely outstanding.


    I cried so much during this book. It definitely was not what I was expecting it to be. The second half of the book took me by surprise and had me in tears the whole time.

  • Eugene, OR

    Loved this. Just because someone looks okay on the outside doesn't mean they're okay on the inside.

  • Cedar Park, TX

    I have loved all the John Green books! This is another in his style, great writing.

  • Omaha, NE

    Angsty and beautiful

  • Grand Tower, IL

    Love this book!

  • Deerfield, NH

    Loved it.

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