looking for alaska…

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alaskaI was on a “young adult” book kick for a bit and decided to read Looking for Alaska by John Green.  It was a great book.  I read it because one of the soccer mom’s said she bought it for her daughter.  She also said that after she read it herself she decided not to let her daughter read it.  Well, this was all the more reason for me to want to read this book!  …and, my daughter got a copy for her birthday!  I love reading and hope my daughter inherits my love of books… even if she only reads certain books because her friends can’t!  I did not think the book was risque at all.  It was definitely written with the young adult (teen) reader in mind.  The story takes place in a boarding school and the characters are a group of misfit (albeit smart) teenagers.  I would absolutely recommend this book.  I hope you enjoy it!

Goodreads describes the book:

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

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