Looking for Alaska

John Green

Summary of the Book

Miles Halter is a new student at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Birmingham, Alabama. Miles "Pudge" immediately makes friends with his roommate Chip "The Colonel". As time passes Pudge grows closer to his friends and even stays on campus with Alaska during Thanksgiving Break because Alaska didn't want to go home. When they all return from Christmas break the group of friends plans their "Pre-Prank" where they are going to stay in this barn and set of a series of fireworks to lead the eagle (superintendent figure) away from his house. The next day they all return to campus and are exhausted so they all fall asleep. Then at 3 in the morning Alaska answers the ringing phone and immediately becomes distressed. The next morning Pudge and the Colonel are wondering where Alaska was and it was later revealed to them by the eagle , that she had been in an accident. They then decide to do one last prank to go out of the school year with a bang.

About the Author: John Green

John Michael Green is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube video blogger and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his novel Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars. Some of his other popular works include An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

My Opinion

I really enjoyed this book, but I normally enjoy most of John Green's books so this wasn't a surprise. I really liked the suspense that went with the book and not knowing what was going to come next. I also liked the emotion that went along with parts of the book, that is really what made the book enjoyable and took the readers on a journey along with the characters in the book.