Looking for Alaska
4.09/5 by 815133 users

Looking for Alaska


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.

Title:Looking for Alaska
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:221 pages

    Looking for Alaska Reviews

  • Cristina
    Apr 01, 2010

    I didn't like this book. This is not what I expected to be. I hoped to find a book in the style of Stargirl (or something novel) and what did I find? A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxieties i...

  • Patrick
    Mar 30, 2014

    My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages, which is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read. I decided to start here because it was one of his first books. After I f...

  • karen
    Sep 11, 2010

    some people are careless, and in an adrenaline-fueled all-caps teen reviewing frenzy, will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this book.avoid these people, even though ordinarily, they are pretty ...

  • Clair
    Jul 25, 2012

    I did not cry.But, John Green still managed to hit me where it really hurt.And it was awesome....

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jul 22, 2015

    That's me, realizing I was about to give a big one star to a super popular book on Goodreads. It didn't stop me. This book was beyond stupid.Miles is a little nerd boy from Florida, he is going away ...

  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
    Feb 29, 2012

    Update- 4/12/14This review/rant receives more comments than any other book review I have. I decided to reply to a few of the comments in my review because the people that don't like my review/rant don...

  • Todd
    Mar 08, 2010

    Wow. I must've skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book. All those awards-- WHAT??? Such a clumsy story— every...

  • Megs ?
    Jun 28, 2011

    This was the first book I ever read by John Green. It was given to me in 2007 when I had no idea who John Green was. I wish this book had been around when I was a teen. I really enjoyed the story, but...

  • Sarah ?
    Jan 17, 2013

    I'm going to explain my emotions about this book in a billion of gifs because I love this book too much to put into words <3So first I was like... because Pudge was pretty cool.Then we met the Colonel...

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Nov 04, 2012

    First time hearing about this book;Friend online gushes on how amazing and fantabulous this book is. Me: Okay, I'll check it out. Plus it's cool since I was born in Alaska. The book is about Alaska ri...

About John Green

John Green

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads 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