First drink, first prank, first friend, first girl, last words... / An honest story of friendship, drinking, sex and tragedy in the coming-of-age tradition / Will strike a chord with both soul searching teenagers and adults who have never forgotten the struggle to grow up / Moving debut novel from American author, John Green / Proof mailing to all children's UK buyers, journalists and teachers / Marketing and publicity campaign to focus on the word of mouth potential with extracts and editorial on-line and in key teenage magazines
John Green attended a boarding school in Alabama not entirely unlike ALASKA's Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he moved to Chicago, where is is a writer, editor and reviewer, as well as a regular contributor to public radio. LOOKING FOR ALASKA is his first novel.
"Miles's narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability." School Library Journal "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 "This is an amazing first novel by a writer who is young enough to vividly remember his powerful years of high school and he expertly turns remembrance into story." Children's Literature "The novel's chief appeal lies in Miles's well-articulated lust and his initial excitement about being on his own for the first time." Publishers Weekly