Looking for Alaska
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|Format:||Paperback, 221 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2007|
Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Speak
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the "LA Times "Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.4 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at www.johngreenbooks.com. Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top 10
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers
A 2005 "Booklist "Editors' Choice
A "Kirkus "Best Book of 2005
A 2005 "SLJ "Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
"What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter." --"Chicago Tribune"
"Funny, sad, inspiring, and always compelling." --"Bookpage"
"Stunning conclusion . . . one worthy of a book this good." --"Philadelphia Enquirer"
"The spirit of Holden Caulfield lives on." --"Kliatt"
"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green's mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge's voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska's vanilla-and-cigarettes scent." "Kirkus," starred review
"Miles's narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability. Like Phineas in John Knowles's A Separate Peace, Green draws Alaska so lovingly, in self-loathing darkness as well as energetic light, that readers mourn her loss along with her friends." --"SLJ," starred review
..".Miles is a witty narrator who manages to be credible as the overlooked kid, but he's also an articulate spokesperson for the legions of teen searching for life meaning (his taste for famous last words is a believable and entertaining quirk), and the Colonel's smarts, clannish loyalties, and relentlessly methodological approach to problems make him a true original....There's a certain recursive fitness here, since this is exactly the kind of book that makes kids like Miles certain that boarding school will bring them their destiny, but perceptive readers may also realize that their own lives await the discovery of meaning even as they vicariously experience Miles' quest." --"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books," starred review
|Dimensions: ||20.83 x 14.27 x 1.85 centimeters (0.26 kg)|