Looking for Alaska

Written byJohn Green

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About "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.

  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Romance
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Coming Of Age
  • Teen
  • Mystery
  • Young Adult Contemporary
  • High School
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2005)
  • Michael L. Printz Award (2006)
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2007)
  • Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2006)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Jugendbuch (2008)
  • The Inky Awards for Silver Inky (2007)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2009)
  • Bronzener Lufti (2007)
  • Green Mountain Book Award (2008)
  • The Inky Awards Shortlist for Silver Inky (2007)
  • Alabama Author Award for Young Adult (2006)
  • Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas Nominee for Mejor novela extranjera independiente (2014)
  • Alabama (United States)
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