Finally, I managed to read this book. It’s been on my bookshelf for over two years— I have no clue why I hadn’t read it earlier. Just sometimes the market has so many wonderful books, and there’s always so little time to read them all. Anyway, this is my last John Green book on TBR list. Even though I’m considering to reread “The Fault in Our Stars.”
Today’s review is on the book called “Looking For Alaska,” and it’s written by the all-beloved author, John Green. The novel’s genre is young adult fiction.
The story’s about Miles Halter (aka Pudge), who moves to Alabama for his junior year in Culver Creek Preparatory High School. Pudge is obsessed with last words, as if what people say right before they pass away. His roommate, Chip (aka The Colonel), introduces him to his friend Alaska, who he happens to like immediately. He also meets Takumi, who’s Colonel’s other friend. During the study year, Pudge starts falling in love with Alaska, who’s constant mood swings and weird acts leave him often clueless and unsettled. Pudge and his friends face loads of adventures, obstacles, and funny moments together as the school year progresses. But a terrible accident occurs, which leaves them with tons of unanswered questions and sorrow.
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
I was fascinated by this book already at the beginning. I liked the concept of remembering last words, it was a really unique trait to attach the main character with. John Green has always been a master of nailing the characters and making each one of them stand out. The plot of the book was well-constructed — the events weren’t rushed or messy. I enjoyed the way the novel’s chapters were divided by count down of the days — it made the book even more special. I also liked that the book was divided into two separate parts — if you wanted, you could simply compare the changes in characters.
In the end, I have to say that this book took me completely by surprise. I really enjoyed reading it, and I never got bored during the story. The plot was truly engaging and interesting. I would recommend this book to someone, who’s looking for something different to read. It’s probably my favorite John Green’s book that I had ever read. I really think that the book was incredible, and the story was truly amazing. I hope that the book will be adapted shortly into a movie, as it would be definitely interesting to see it on the big screens.