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Looking for Alaska


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About the Author

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse. You can join the millions who follow him on Twitter @johngreen and Instagram @johngreenwritesbooks or visit him online at John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Praise and awards for Looking for Alaska

"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-cigarette's scent."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Alive with sweet, self-deprecating Phineas in John Knowles's A Separate Peace, Green draws Alaska so lovingly, in self-loathing darkness as energetic light."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"Miles is an articulate spokesperson for the legions of teens searching for life meaning."
-BCCB, starred review

"Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author."
-Publishers Weekly

"Green...has a writer's voice, so self-assured and honest that one is startled to learn that this novel is his first. The anticipated favorable comparisons to Holden Caufield are richly deserved in this highly recommended addition to young adult literature."

"The spirit of Holden Caulfield lives on."

"Compelling...What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice."
-Chicago Tribune

"Funny, sad, inspiring, and always compelling."

"Stunning conclusion . . . one worthy of a book this good."
-Philadelphia Inquirer


- A 2005 Teens' Top Ten Selection
- An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top 10
- An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers
- A Booklist Editors' Choice
- A Kirkus Best Book of 2005
- A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
- A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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