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Looking for Alaska, John Green


I haven’t read a YF book in a long time,

so thought I’d be a nice change of pace… make me feel young again. I chose this one because: #1 It won a lot of awards and #2 John Green seems to have the pulse on teens searching for life’s meaning. Interesting perspective – the days/months countdown before the death of a girl, and the days/months after her death. The main character ‘Pudge’ obsession with ‘famous last words’ was a good tag. Is this guy Holden Caulfield? I should think not. But is a teen who contemplates the very existence of why we are here, the basic totalities of what every day occurrences mean, and how that can have a profound affect on our lives, worth reading? Yes.

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