Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Looking for Alaska

Title : Looking for Alaska
Author : John Green
Rating : 4 Stars

Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more.

Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After.

Nothing is ever the same


Source : Goodreads

Searching for Great Perhaps, I feel that everyone is always on search of that. People wanted to know that somehow at their place and time there is something to look forward onto that will make one's life fulfilling and worthwhile. This is the second book of John Green that I've read.

Looking for Alaska is one of the mysterious yet touching story that I've ever read. Mysterious in a way that Alaska have a random emotion that deeply shows every bit of her as I read it. She represents freedom on the story. Yeah, that's what I think mostly. A carefree and wild girl which makes me think there could be something more on what she have been through.

Because in every personality that a person possess, there is a story behind it. Miles keeps on searching more on more about her. Until he fell in love. It focus on the perspective of him. His thoughts from everything what he felt, discovered, and endured.

It's a new breath of story knowing about adolescence and dealing with responsibilities. It will also leave you on a question asking, "Where does she really heading onto?"
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