Looking For Alaska

By: John Green

Genre

This book is a novel.

Rating

I would give this book a 10/10 because:

1. I loved this book so much, I couldn't put it down and I was attached to it.

2. I love John Green's writing style so obviously I loved this.

3. This book made it so easy to have a picture perfect movie in your head the whole time.

4. There was a great mix of emotion, not just a straight sad book.

5. There's a happy ending:)


Protagonist and Antagonist

The protagonists in this book for me were Miles, The Colonel, Alaska, and their friends. These people are all students at Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama.

The antagonists in this book for me were Kevin and the Weekday Warriors. These are the rich kids that attend Culver Creek.

Theme with Evidence

The theme of Looking For Alaska is that even if nothing will ever be the same, you have to make the most of it and move on. I think this theme came out in the ending of the book. The book says,"So we gave up. I'd finally had enough of chasing after a ghost who did not want to be discovered. We'd failed, maybe, but some mysteries aren't meant to be solved. I still did not know her as I wanted to, but I never could. She made it impossible for me. And the accident, the suident, would never be anything else, and I was left to ask, Did I help you toward a fate you didn't want, Alaska, or did I just assist in your willfull self-destruction? Because they are different crimes, and I didn't know whether to feel angry at her for making me part of her suicide or just to feel angry at her for making me a part of her suicide or just to feel angry at myself for letting her go. But we knew what could be found out, and in finding it out, she had made us closer-the Colonel and Takumi and me, anyway. And that was it. She didn't leave me to discover her, but she left me enough to rediscover the Great Perhaps."

Conflict

The conflict in this book is when Alaska Young (spoiler alert) dies in a car accident. This would be described as character verses self, because Alaska was intoxicated. The text says," She was on I-65 just south of downtown. A truck had jackknifed, blocking both lanes. A police car had just gotten to the scene. She hit the cruiser without ever swerving. I believe she must have been very intoxicated. The police said they smelled alcohol."

Memorable Quotes

"I know so many last words, but I will never know hers." ~John Green

"I go to seek a great perhaps." ~John Green

"At some point, you just pull off the band-aid and it hurts but then it's over and you're relieved." ~John Green

"Love your crooked neighbor, with all your crooked heart." ~John Green

"If people were like rain, I was a drizzle, and she was a hurricane." ~John Green

John Green ~ Author

John Green is a 38 year old young adult author. He has written some of the most popular books including The Fault in Our Stars, Looking For Alaska, and Paper Towns. John Green was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been a finalist for LA Times Book Prize twice. His many accolades include the Printz medal, a Printz honor, and the Edgar award.

Choice Option/Award For Book

Looking For Alaska won the Michael Printz award for excellence in young adult literature.
Looking for Alaska John Green Audiobook (Full)

1st multimedia Component

The first multimedia component is the full book as a free audiobook on YouTube.

2nd multimedia Component

My second multimedia component is different covers of the actual book.

3rd multimedia Component

My third multimedia component is pictures of quotes from the book.
Looking for Alaska Five Years After the Printz Award

4th multimedia Component

My fourth multimedia component is a short video about Looking For Alaska that John Green~the author~made five years after he won the Printz Award.
● Looking For Alaska Trailer ●

5th multimedia component

My fifth multimedia component is a fan made trailer for Looking For Alaska. The official movie is said to be coming out towards the end of 2016.
Book Review: Looking For Alaska

6th multimedia component

My sixth multimedia component is a review that I found on YouTube. This kind of helped me to compare my thoughts to somebody else's thoughts about the book.