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Looking for Alaska (Reprint) (Paperback) by John Green

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About the Book

Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Speak

Book Synopsis

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award - A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist - A New York Times Bestseller - A USA Today Bestseller - NPR's Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels - TIME magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time - A PBS Great American Read Selection - Millions of copies sold!

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.

Last words.

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words--and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green's arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green

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Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Bestseller - A USA Today Bestseller
NPR's Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels
TIME magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time
A PBS Great American Read Selection

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Top 10 - An ALA Quick Pick - A Booklist Editors' Choice selection - A Kirkus Best Book of the Year - An SLJ Best Book of the Year - A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best - A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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

"Looking For Alaska is a showcase to the raw talent John Green has, the kind of talent that can make you close the crisp last page of a novel and come out as a different person....

A gem of modern literature. --Guardian

★ "What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green's mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge's voice." --Kirkus

★ "Alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor." --SLJ

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

"The spirit of Holden Caulfield lives on." --Kliatt

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

About The Author

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of books including Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. His books have received many accolades, including a Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and an 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. He is also the writer and host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. With his brother, Hank, John has co-created many online video projects, including Vlogbrothers and the educational channel Crash Course. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit John online at
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Dating + Sex, Social Issues / Friendship, School + Education, Social Issues / Death + Dying
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Author: John Green
Language: English
Street Date: December 28, 2006
TCIN: 11326458
UPC: 9780142402511
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0772
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
100% would recommend
4 recommendations

If you look for Alaska, you might find yourself

5 out of 5 stars
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Brittfisch714 - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
If you ever feel lost or just don’t know where to start looking maybe Reid looking for Alaska. It’s a subtle reminder of that. It’s OK to feel lost every once in a while and it’s OK not to get the answers we’re looking for. A perfect book for a struggling teen, who may just need, some thing to take their mind off the world. As an ELA teacher I bought this for one of my students to read who seemed to be going through a tough time. She really enjoyed it and I told her to keep it and hand it off to somebody else you might need it one day. John Green is a master of helping teens through tough times and parents if they read the books, potentially understand what their team might be going through.
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5 out of 5 stars
Hannah - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this book after watching the show on Hulu. It is such an amazing story. The literary devices Green uses are cool. I definitely recommend also watching the show!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Cassie - 7 years ago
This is by far my favorite book of all time. Every teenager must read this!
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I'm left in awe

5 out of 5 stars
Summer - 8 years ago
One of John Green's best works in my opinion. It'll make you laugh, cry, and scream altogether. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys raw beautiful literature like myself.
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In perfect condition!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ateacher - 9 years ago
Item came early and as described.
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Best book of John Green

5 out of 5 stars
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book nerd - 9 years ago
I read this during my easter break, and when I finished it I called my friend who I borrowed it from and cried
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