Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska reminds me a bit about The perks of being a wallflower. It's about a boy who loves reading biographies and learning last words but hasn't really "lived" himself. He start a new school to find the "great perhaps". At the boarding school he get some new friends and life experiences - both happy and sad. He meets Alaska.
The book is aimed for youths but I think adults, like me, will find it interesting and thought worthy. It brings up interesting questions and topics that the main character need to ponder and go through.
It quickly became one of my all time favourite books. It isn't hard to get a book loved by me but it's hard to get it in among my favourites (they've been the same books for a lot of years). I started to read it in the evening and finished it as the sun rose. I think that says a lot.
I read the English version, it's originally written in English.
This cover is more connected to the story but I love above cover more.