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Looking for Alaska

by John Green

Author: John Green

Comics & Graphic Novels » Graphic Novels

Language: English

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Before. Miles 'Pudge' Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave 'the Great Perhaps' even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

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ISBN: 0142402516
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...And anyway, I didn't feel terribly friendly toward the Colonel.Have a good time, he'd said.Yeah, I thought. /had a ball. So I went to Alaska's room. I didn't know what time it was, but I could see a faint light underneath her door. I knocked softly. "Yeah," she said, and I came in, wet and sandy and wearing only a towel and soaking boxers. This was not, obviously, how you want the world's hottest girl to see you, but I figured she could explain to me what had just happened. She put down a book and got out of bed with a sheet wrapped around her shoulders. For a moment, she looked concerned. She looked like the girl I met yesterday, the girl who said I was cute and bubbled over with energy and silliness and intelligence. And then shelaughed. "Guess you went for a swim, huh?" And she said it with such casual malice that I felt that everyone had known, and I wondered why the whole damn school agreed in advance to possibly drown Miles Halter. But Alaskaliked the Colonel, and in the...

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All comments: 5


21 Nov 2013 00:01:20

I am totally in love with this book, I just couldn't get enough ! The story is very deep and touching !!

18 Feb 2011 06:07:34

so good i'm actually going to buy it.


23 Jan 2011 16:10:33

A true treasure. Life-changing book.


10 Jan 2011 17:46:41

This is such a great book. Filled with tons of emotion. Great read and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you John Green for this masterpiece.

27 Dec 2010 20:28:01

Great novel. I have been wanting to read it for a while now, and I loved it. I think is written with an amazing wisedom, and truth. It's in my top ten.

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At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.


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"Francois Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were 'I go to seek a Great Perhaps. ' That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps. "


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'You smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die. '"


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I wanted to be the last one she loved. And I knew I wasn't. I knew it, and I hated her for it. I hated her for not caring about me. I hated her for leaving that night, and I hated myself, too, not only because I let her go but because if I had been enough for her, she wouldn't have even wanted to leave. She would have just lain with me and talked and cried, and I would have listened and kissed at her tears as they pooled in her eyes.


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I wondered if there would ever be a day when I didn't think about Alaska, wondered whether I should hope for a time when she would be a distant memory--recalled only on the anniversary of her death,

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