Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Re: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Post by queenofjacks » 02 Jan 2015, 22:56

John Green is still the only author capable of making me cry thus far. For some reason Looking for Alaska hit me really hard and I almost stopped reading. Anyway, Looking for Alaska is currently one of my favorite books.

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Post by BookLovers2015 » 12 Jan 2015, 17:16

Let me just say I LOVE JOHN GREEN. He is one of my favorite authors. When I was reading Looking For Alaska and got to the middle of the story my roommate saw me crying and she said,"You got to that part, didn't you?" I nodded and promised myself that Iwould not read anymore of the story. That lasted for about 30 minutes. Soon I was reading it again and finished late that night. It is one of my favorite John Green stories roght after Fault Of Our Stars.

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Post by ginny91 » 09 Apr 2015, 16:03

While I enjoyed reading this book.... it had a good story, interesting characters.... this was the book where I gained my education on reading a book before my daughter does if she wants to choose it for a book report.

I did not feel this book was book report material for a 13 year old. Other than that, it was a good read.

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Post by akuvaja » 24 Apr 2015, 18:12

Looking for Alaska is one of John Green's best novels by far. The characters are semi-realistic and yet captivating. They are not your typical teenagers, but they are the teenagers that teens like to think they are. I did find the ending predictable, but that did not make it any less heartbreaking. I think that is good for teens to read about these serious topics.

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Post by Beth-j » 30 Apr 2015, 12:35

I loved this book. I love John Green. Although it may be geared for a young adult or teen audience, I had no trouble relating to the characters. If anything! It took me back to my teen years and I could actually feel myself in the story. I wanted to read this forever and was super happy to have finally gotten the chance.

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Post by Deee » 18 May 2015, 16:11

I always like the way John Green writes his characters and their relationship with each other. I especially loved the 'General' and his interactions with his friends and his mother. Alaska was complex and mostly lost in pain and guilt, but I found her character to be much more relatable in comparison to Margot from 'Paper Towns'.

'Looking for Alaska' was a great read and I've definitely become a fan of John Green.
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Post by Pretenti0usQuips » 27 May 2015, 12:25

I personally couldn't put the book down. John Green does a spectacular job of bringing his audience fully into his story and wrapping them up in teenage angst. I cried. I sniffled. I sobbed. Reading John Green makes me forget that I'm an adult, and for a few hours, I can be seventeen and smoking cigarettes, and hating my life again. It's the same nostalgia I get from listening to the music I listened to as a teen, and I treasure John Green's unique ability to make me feel that way.

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Post by Agentmatty007 » 20 Jul 2015, 15:36

I thought this books was great. But I did think it ended abruptly. I thought that the plot and the characters were great and I thought the themes throughout the book were well developed!

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Post by Sweet Angel » 26 Sep 2016, 15:09

I read this book in school and it was really good. I got hooked and could not put the book down. John Green is a good writer. I would recommend to read his books.

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Post by Mischka755 » 12 Apr 2018, 10:25

This book was great, I really fell in love with it.

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Post by Mr Unknown » 29 Nov 2019, 13:51

fari30 wrote:
16 Apr 2014, 00:19
I still haven't read it, but I, too, have heard a lot of great things about it. I put it on hold at the cannot wait for it to get here!!
It is a great book
Gave me a book hangover
Warning very depressing
Made me almost cry
“I want to find my way out of this labyrinth of suffering”

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