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Looking for Alaska
by John Green

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Looking for Alaska by John Green Overview

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Bec Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.

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About Looking for Alaska Description

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the SHITZA.COM database with this name. John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New

Data Book Looking for Alaska

Original Title Looking for Alaska ISBN 0142402516 (ISBN13: 9780142402511 ) Edition Language English Characters Miles Halter, Alaska Young, Chip Martin, Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya setting Alabama (United States) Literary Awards Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2005), Michael L. Printz Award (2006), Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2006), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Jugendbuch (2008), The Inky Awards for Silver Inky (2007) ...more Lincoln Award Nominee (2009), Bronzener Lufti (2007), Green Mountain Book Award (2008), The Inky Awards Shortlist for Silver Inky (2007), Alabama Author Award - Young Adult (2006), Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2014) ...less (197)