Looking for Alaska by John Green Review

99561Recommended for: fans of John Green’s writing and fans of books about boarding schools and teens.
Read from August 04 to 15, 2014

★★★★


Spoiler Review here


Synopsis

 
(3.5 stars…? It’s becoming harder and harder for me to rate books by stars.)
 
Looking for Alaska is an interesting novel. I must say it was not at all what I thought it would be like. I started out actually disliking this book because the plot consisted of a lot of drinking and smoking which was not very appealing to me.
 
But because of the numerous 5 star ratings on GoodReads, I carried on (well I mean, also because it’s John Green…). A lot of people say they like this novel more than The Fault in Our Stars, but I can’t say I’m one of them–although, both books have really interesting and important lessons that I think a lot of people should read about.
 
Because of the way this novel is written, the reader is constantly wondering: “What happens between the Before and After that is so significant?” I found myself just waiting for the countdown to get sooner to the After. And I must say this novel became somewhat more interesting during the “After”.
 
One thing that was so interesting in this novel was Pudge’s obsession with “last words”. What a cool obsession! I thought it was fun to learn famous figures’ last words.
 
*If you’ve read this book you can read my spoiler review in the link above*
 
So, in the end, Looking for Alaska is worthy of 4 stars.
 

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