Book Review: Looking For Alaska



  • Introduction
  • Looking for Alaska Summary
  • Conclusion

Introduction :

Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young.

Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again.

To begin with I would like to give you a short Looking for Alaska summary. Looking for Alaska by John Green is a book about relationships, beliefs, fears, triumphs, and love. And it is definitely not the same as Looking for Alaska Movie.

Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are.”


Looking for Alaska Summary :

The book is divided between Before and After. And you do not know what will divide the book into those two halves until you get to know it.

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” with this one line Miles decides to attend the Culver Creek Boarding School where he wishes to start afresh. He turns out a rising junior in a boarding school in rural Alabama. There he meets Alaska Young. As time passes Miles continues to obsess about Alaska. He stays on campus for Thanksgiving to try to get with her. But, all he gets for his trouble is homesickness and confusion. Miles, the Colonel, Takumi, Alaska, and Lara pull a prank on both the Eagle and the Weekday Warriors  A few days later, Miles, the Colonel, and Alaska are celebrating the prank in Alaska’s room. Both the Colonel and Alaska start drinking, but Miles isn’t. Miles and Alaska share a little romantic moment but then she freaks out and leaves campus in her car.

The next morning students are informed that Alaska died in a car crash. Miles and Colonel try to unravel the mystery of her death. At the same time, Miles is trying to come to grips with who Alaska was and who he wanted her to be. In the end Miles accepts Alaska’s death and life moves on.

Conclusion :

The book is an example of why a paragraph of a John Green book is more beautiful than the entire book collection out there. The book’s dialogues are honest, funny, and charmingly vulnerable. Looking for Alaska delivers in a similar manner to the Fault In Our Stars. But both, the book and the Looking for Alaska movie or show give very different feels.

“That’s the mystery, isn’t it? Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape—the world or the end of it?”


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