- Published: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2005.
- Year Published: 2005
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 221 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 930
- 9780142402511 (softcover)
- 0525475060 :
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Looking for Alaska
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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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I was waiting for this for weeks, and when I finally got it I was so excited I wanted to read it right away. Actually, I got it on audiobook first, which I had to give back to my cousin. The audiobook reader was AMAZING, and perhaps I would have liked it better if I had kept reading it on audiobook.
Anyhow, it's a story about-a-guy-who-falls-in-love. Her name is Alaska. They drink a lot of wine. and rum. And milk. and combinations of that. Anyhow, then she -incredibly major spoiler- dies. In a car crash.
The author really doesn't pull it off well after that. Oooh, we can't start this assembly without Alaska here, gasp, gasp, she's dead. Oh, maybe she killed herself -- which gets the book another twenty pages or so, and then a nicely-written prank scene at the end, then it ends. Dun dun dun.
Not particularly well-written. Also, the Printz award usually gets marketed towards 12-15 year olds, and there's sex scenes in here. D'you /really/ want your twelve-year-old reading /that/?
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