Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking For Alaska - Book Review

Looking for Alaska

Miles is seeking a purpose in life.."The Great Perhaps."  As an only child of loving and devoted parents, he decides to leave public school and attend the boarding school where his father graduated.There he meets Chip "The Colonel," Takumi, Lara (his first girlfriend) and the mysterious Alaska.  Miles falls head over heels for her, but she has a boyfriend.  Alaska is a complex character:  loves to read, smoke, drink and have sex.  She's intelligent but moody.  She is an enigma to Miles and he is captivated. However, Alaska has deeper issues.  No one can seem to figure her out.  She berates herself from time to time, seeking the clues to "the labyrinthOne morning, Miles wakes up to devastating news.  He and his friends try to solve the mystery but sometimes, there is no answer. The book has won awards.  It is a modern day version of  Catcher In The Rye.  It's witty and realistic to some extent.  However, it has a few sexual encounters and heavy with raw language.  Keep this in mind when deciding to allow certain age groups to read.  More of a senior level and into college reading due to the content.">View all my reviews</a>

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