Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

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Ages 13+
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ISBN 13: 978-0-14-240251-1
256 Pages
Dimensions: 1L x 5W x 8H inches
Weight (lbs): 1
English Language
Publisher: Penguin Group
Subject & Theme: Social Issues, Adolescence
Genre: Novel
Awards: Printz Award Winners

Overview

Humor, hip dialogue, and honest emotion hone this award-wining coming-of-age story to a razor-sharp edge!

Summary

Miles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps."

Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

John Green's stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.

<>Winner of the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award

  • A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist
  • A 2005 Booklist Editor's Choice
  • A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


  • Contributors:

    John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and recipient of both the Printz Medal and a Printz Honor. You can join John's 1.1 million followers on Twitter, or visit him online at www.johngreenbooks.com and http://nerdfighters.ning.com. John Green lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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