Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking for Alaska by John Green
2 words. Pretty good.
Alaska Young. A messed-up, beautiful, fascinating girl.
Miles Halter a.k.a Pudge. A boy obsessed with famous last words. A boy who wants to find the "Great Perhaps". A boy whose life changed when he heads to Culver Creek Boarding School. A boy who fell in love with Alaska.
John Green managed to write a humorous yet serious novel. If you have read The Fault in Our Stars, you will understand how emotional one can get when reading his books.
For me, the book was bitter-sweet. The witty John Green writing style that I really enjoy, amazing and well-developed characters and you know, um, good stuff.
Let's talk about the characters! I like Pudge, the Colonel, Takumi and I think every likable character! Some say that they weren't emotionally invested in Alaska, but I feel that John Green made her in such a way, purposely. The readers will understand how screwed-up she is and her unpredictable character actually plays a huge part in the story (or at least, that's my opinion). Pudge was captured really well. He was awkward, geeky. I could identify with him easily, and I believe that you could, too.
Smoke. Alcohol. Sex. Pranks. What more could you ask from this poignant coming-of-age novel?
Posted by eunice at 8:51 AM