Thursday, June 11, 2009

Looking for Alaska

I have currently finished reading John Green's "Looking for Alaska." (dont worry, Miles, the main character, isn't actually looking for Alaska the state, she is a person. He isn't map-inept.) It has most definitely become one of my favorite books. I like to think of it as a modern day version of "Catcher in the Rye" which writing that far surpasses that of the latter while also creating a realistic world with funny, humorous and relatable characters. Five stars. It was amazing! If you are ever in doubt on what to read, I will be posting the OfficiallyMRS list of fail proof authors one of these days, and John Green will definitely be on it!

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.

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More to come,

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