Columnist: Ashley Chacon
Editor-in-chief: Yasmin Alameddine
Couldn’t get enough of The Fault in our Stars? Want some more John Green? I’ve got the perfect book for you to read.
Looking for Alaska is the story of Miles, a high school student who transfers to a boarding school in Alabama after a life of mediocre existence. Once at the school, Miles’ life changes completely. He finds friendship, adventure, and Alaska. Alaska is a free spirit, she’s beautiful, crazy, and unfortunately also taken. Miles struggles to deal with remaining Alaska’s friend while denying his feelings for her. In this school, Miles finds what he was searching for before his arrival. With the help of his new friends and Alaska, Miles goes on a search for the “Great Perhaps.” Did Miles find it? Pick up this book and find out.
While a bit slow to get into at first, this book tells the tale of what it means to be a true friend. With its raw counts of emotion, this book truly makes one empathize with the characters throughout the trials they experience.
While very powerful, this book was very simple in language and very easy to read. I definitely recommend this book, and especially so to people in their teens and early twenties.
Rating: 4 out of 5 quills