Forget Me Not # 4: Looking for Alaska

Forget Me Not:  A category post about books published more than 5 years ago, where I feel should be read and not forgotten.  With the current trend of YA and the amounts of books being published endlessly, I feel that these books still deserve a reading.  Forget them not.

Looking for Alaskaby John Green

Release Date:  March 2005

Synopsis:  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 Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska 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.

My Two Cents:  Contemporary is not a genre I really fall into.  I think it’s because I judge it more harshly because it resembles real life.  Well, not more harshly, but with a different parameters.  Like placing more focus and weight on the characters because the book is supposed to give a life-like appeal.  This one in my opinion does well.  When you are done, we can all go look for our own Alaska, our own Great Prehaps.


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