Looking For Alaska
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
“Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
Author: John Green
Reviewer: Sasha Burns
In my opinion, Looking For Alaska is the best book that has ever been created. It tells a story of death through a young adult's eyes and has deep symbols that can be hard to catch at first, but in the end you come to realize the true meaning of the metaphors and realize the importance of life itself.
The humor portrayed by Pudge and his friends made the book very sarcastic and funny in parts and made me feel as if I were watching a comedy, not reading a book! There where points in the novel that made me laugh till my stomach ached, cry till I could cry no more, and had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put this book down even if I had tried! Alaska's rebellious attitude and her mysterious life made me want to never put the book down and figure out what her past was. What really happened to her? Will Pudge and The Colonel get caught? Their growth, self discoveries, and outrageous pranks made me feel as if i were right there along with them.
In the end of the book, I felt as if I were losing a part of myself. As the characters grew and learned life lessons I felt as if had had too. It was hard to believe that it was finally over, but I will always be able to read it again and again! I will always keep this book close to my heart and will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good read.