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LOOKING FOR ALASKA - John Green

LOOKING FOR ALASKA - John Green

β€œπ‘¨π’• π’”π’π’Žπ’† π’‘π’π’Šπ’π’•, π’šπ’π’– 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒏𝒅-π‘¨π’Šπ’…, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’• 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕𝒔, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 π’Šπ’•'𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’šπ’π’–'𝒓𝒆 π’“π’†π’π’Šπ’†π’—π’†π’….”

Goodreads rating - 3.98/5Β 
My rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 

Genre -Β YA, Romance

As I delved into John Green's "Looking for Alaska," I found myself drawn into a compelling journey of self-discovery, friendship, and the complexities of adolescence.Β 

It follows Miles Halter, an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary fascination for "last words." His decision to leave his mundane life in Florida and attend Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama sets the stage for a life-altering adventure.Β Miles's new roommate, Chip "The Colonel" Martin, is an absolute delight, always ready with witty banter and unwavering loyalty. And then there's the enigmatic and captivating Alaska Young, who seems to hold an elusive allure that I couldn't resist. Green's portrayal of these characters made them feel like genuine friends, and I became emotionally invested in their lives.

The novel is divided into two parts: "Before" and "After," which signals the pivotal event that changes the course of the characters' lives forever. The story artfully explores the complexities of teenage existence, touching upon themes of identity, self-discovery, and the consequences of one's actions. The plot takes an unexpected turn that leaves readers emotionally invested and eager to uncover the truth behind the central mystery.

While the story celebrates friendship and camaraderie, it doesn't shy away from addressing the darker aspects of teenage life. The portrayal of vices like smoking, drinking, and recklessness added a layer of realism to the narrative, making the characters feel all the more authentic. It reminded me of the tumultuous nature of adolescence and the struggles we all face in finding our place in the world.

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