Saturday, August 21, 2010
Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska by John Green
In John Green's debut novel, Miles "Pudge" Halter sets of for Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama at the start of his junior year in search of his "Great Perhaps." Miles has never really had school friends but has always been content with his nose buried in biographies in search of famous last words. But now he wants more. Miles becomes entrenched with the fascinating and beautiful Alaska Young, a brilliant new roomate Chip "the Colonel", the rhyme dropping Takumi, and the pretty Romanian Lara. Culver Creek begins to open a whole new wide world for Miles as he reaches towards the Great Perhaps and greater understanding of the world at large.
I became a huge John Green fan after reading An Abundance of Katherine's so I was anxious to go back and read his debut novel. It does not disappoint. I look forward to many more Green novels in the future.