‘If people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.’
‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It’s about a boy named Miles Walter whose life has been one big non-event. So he moves school and town in search of a Great Perhaps but instead finds gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed up Alaska Young. She draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart.
This book is filled with mystery, friendship and romance and definitely struggles with the differences in personalities of the characters and the way the characters were brought up. One of the things I love about this book is that every character is so different and has different opinions about Alaska and her lifestyle but all still love her.
The best way I can describe this book is that its painfully joyful, at some points it may be happy but there is definitely something sad between the lines. It shows all the ups and downs of life. It’s funny but also heart-breaking at the same time.
The one thing that I don’t like about this book is that the character, Alaska, can get quite frustrating. You never know how she is feeling or what she is thinking but I think that’s the point. I feel the author did this so the reader understands how all her friends feel when around her.
But never the less I loved the book. I strongly urge you to read it. It will make you cry but also make you laugh. This novel with stay with you forever.
Written by Emma Mackay.