Lost a star just for not taking the two seconds to research southern speech I ve lived here my whole life and I have never heard someone speak like you had several characters speaking Anyways for me This book glorified the whole oh I m so dark don t you want to be me shit FOR ME view spoilerIt glorified suicide even though Alaska technically did not commit suicide hide spoiler Update 41214This reviewrant receives comments than any other book review I have I decided to reply to a few of the comments n my review because the people that don t like my reviewrant don t like t for pretty much the same reasons First please note there are spoilers However the spoilers aren t really spoilers since t doesn t affect your enjoyment or lack of enjoyment I Married A Prince if you know the big secret Nevertheless a helpful few have pointed out that I have spoilers and I didn t mark them So are you happy nowOk now to another criticism Many lovely critics bring up the same point maybe John Green just wanted to show a flawed character you just don t grasp the flawed characterblahblahblah I m paraphrasing here and kinda combining all the criticismAll right I ll bite Yes Alaskas flawed That s obvious Ok Did Mr Green show how Alaska was flawed and resolve either her flaws or how others deal with her flaws f she chose not to change her ways Nope Still not buying my argument Ok Let s say for the sake of argument Alaska was a puppy abuser She goes around kicking puppies Is her puppy kicking dealt with Do any of the characters say listen Alaska Darling you kick one puppy and I m kicking your ass Ok maybe that s a bit extreme how about does Mr Green have his characters abandon Alaska because she refuses to give up her puppy kicking ways Nope I know you are saying listen you stupid diot Alaska didn t abuse puppies she only abused other s people s kindness took advantage of people emotionally manipulated people and was an all around piss poor person that used her own poor past to lash out Oh ok I see what you mean nope not a puppy kickerclearly I m wrongBelow Toms Midnight Garden is the old rantreviewenjoyI m totally going to regret putting this reviewn and I ll probably change t later but ohwhatthehellPoor Alaska She screwed up n her past She blames herself for something that happened when she was a child It caused her to be moody withdrawn angry and unpredictable It caused her to drink too much take unnecessary risks take advantage of other people s kindness One minute Alaska was fun the life of the party caring and everyone s best friend The next minute she was the bitchPoor poor Alaska Let s save AlaskaGive me a break Alaska acted the way she did because she could She used her past as an excuse for her destructive behavior Alaska s friends enabled Alaska s behavior because they didn t stand up to her In fact they had destructive behavior that needed to be addressed as well but since this book s called Looking for Alaska I m going to focus on AlaskaMany people had really shitty childhoods Many people were physically and mentally abused as children Many people were left to survive on their own as childrenhungry dirty and alone These people didn t grow up to use their bad childhood their own guilt or their past mistakes to act out take advantage of other people or to basically treat
People Like CrapI M Not like crapI m not Far from t I have a ton of compassion I m too caring But being a victim Does Not Excuse Your Behavior not excuse your behavior a victim does not justify your behavior You still have to treat people with kindness compassion love and honesty regardless of what struggles you survived Get help and then move onIf someone The Way of Revelation (Pocket Classics) is treating you wrong call them ont Don t look Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery: A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatization into their past to try to explain away their behavior Thats BS It sn t uirkiness t The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop isn t moodinesst Brenin is abuseSo dear Miles aka Pudge why are you seeking Alaska s forgiveness You did nothing wrong except failing to recognize Alaska s destructive behavior and failing to get away fromtIf a person s friendly kind caring one minute but then angry withdrawn the next THEY have a problemIf a person s drinking too much partying to hard Doctor Who: Engines of War ignoring authority breaking the rules THEY have a problemIf you are trying to figure the above mentioned person outf you are trying to solve that person s problems figure out why they are the way they are YOU have a problemI m off my pedestal now I m going to probably change this review once I stop being so rritated but for right now I m rolling with t And f I didn t get the true meaning of the book well I m sorry I don t want to get t I don t care Alaska sucked as a friend and she was a lousy human being and she took up too much of my time by reading the book This was the first book I ever read by John Green It was given to me n 2007 when I had no dea who John Green was I wish this book had been around when I was a teen I really enjoyed the story but I think I would have liked The Racehorse Who Disappeared it evenf I wasn t already past that point n my life Even still I loved this bookMiles s Ich werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten in search for the great perhaps and has a fascination with famous last words He meets Alaska Young whos basically the girl of his dreams Their journey together at boarding school begins and John takes us on an exciting ride Sutherlands Rules in which you constantly feel theres mpending doom lurking ahead I m going to keep this review short because so much has been said on this book The writing s as great as I always expect now from JG and the story unfolds with a great pace that makes you never want to put the book down You will probably feel some excitement sadness and maybe even a little anger reading this book but I think this book will be memorable This An Officer and a Gentleman (A Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin Story) is an outstanding coming of age novel that doesn t resort to a happily ever after ending but the characters each seek closure on their own terms The characters are well drawn witty and full ofndividual uirks This book also ncludes some fun pranks some great humor and some shocking turns of events I loved the beforeafter and the whole countdown I thought that was a really neat tool that helped build suspenseLooking For Alaska s a book I still love and recommend years later and occasionally still think about It remains my favorite JG book and I would like to personally thank the person who gave me this book for Trafiquants et navigateurs sur le Bas-Danube et dans le Pont Gauche a l'epoque romaine (Philippika - marburger altertumskundliche abhandlungen) (German Edition) introducing me to this wonderful writerRecommend to everyone really. Não podia estar mais apaixonado por ela Mas uando a tragédia lhe bate à porta Miles descobre o valor e a dor de viver e amar de modoncondicionalNunca mais nada será o mesmo. .
Some people are careless and n an adrenaline fueled all caps teen reviewing frenzy will nadvertently give a major spoiler for this bookavoid these people even though ordinarily they are pretty coolthis s a really well written teen fiction book mean t won the printz award Night Watch i m not discovering america here think End of Day i wanted to emphasize thatt definitely reads like a book ntended for a teen audience and think that me as a teen would have numbered this among my very favorite books however as an adult there are a lot of years between me and the characters Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance: Studies in the Practice of Theatre in this book and have read a lot books than the average teen so Israel! Do You Know? i am mostly jaded and ruined butmagine me discovering this at say 131 a group of smart kids going to boarding school who read all the time and take pleasure Korean War in learning and have hundreds of books and uote maruez and rabelais karen would have loved to have had friends like these2 emotionally unstable female lead whos mysterious and changeable who Serpico is not afraid of her sexuality but doesn t uset all the time to get what she wants who says tough and dramatic things like y all smoke to enjoy t smoke to die thirteen year old karen loves this line grown up karen rolls her eyes3 drinking and smoking and fornicating that do not lead to bad grades and ruined lives there are other causes for those things4 blow job tips nuff said5 brief crash course Truyol Y Serra's Doctrines of International Law in eastern religions that would have been so exotic to small town karenand the structure would have been novel to young karen countdown leading up to the event then countdown leading away fromt very cool so see why the kids like t and Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan i likedt too but Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success i thinkt would have been Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws important and surprising and enchanting to me as a kid all the first love and first loss type stuff all the unwritten behavioral codes between the teens and the authority figures and the slow unravel of a mystery very coolbut have a uestion and t s a spoiltastic uestion so Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World i am going to put up a barrier ofmages to protect anyone who has not read t and wants to these will be subliminal suggestions that are so subtle you won t even know what s happeningdude seriously why didn t jake go to alaska s funeral there Let's Talk 3 Student's Book is no reason for him not to have and theres absolutely no explanation given Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? it makest easier for the author yeah to not have to write a confrontation scene between jake and pudge and to have the mystery unravel slowly but European State Aid and Tax Rulings it makes zero sense for someone son love with his girl to not go to her funeral seriously dumb will accept any private messages about this to keep the thread spoiler free but until john green tells me why am going to say dumb Wow I must ve skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book All those awards WHAT Such a clumsy story every move of the author was heavy handed and so transparent I felt like I was a fly on John Green s ceiling watching him go Oh that s good oh that s just precious and fall asleep The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra in his soup again Miles I mean Pudgeas hes deemed within minutes of his arrival at his School of Great Perhaps may be looking for Alaska throughout this story but I sure knew her right away She s the pretty girl who s even prettier because she s a bit damaged and makes you feel like you have a chance with her because she s a flirt Yes she s a hopelessly thin character as are they all with the exception of The Colonel Takumi for example who The Complete Paladin's Handbook is supposed to be one of the Big Four around whom this story revolvess completely characterized by his unrealistic rap The Lake improvs My rhymins old school sort of like the ancient Romans The Colonel s beats s sad like Arthur Miller s Willy Loman and basically disappears from the story until reuired by the plot to re emerge with More Information "Pudge S First Girlfriend Is "s first girlfriend s bland she The Devil Aspect is a Russian accent complete with long e s for short s I put the stuff een the gel and then I deed the same thing een Jeff s room to prevent her from evaporating off the page and nto THEEN ARE In fact each character s carefully provided with a shtick often a savant like talent that would An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in reality win game shows buts meant to be That Thing That Makes Him Special The Colonel can remember capitals of countries to the point of extreme autism Pudge knows the last words of famous people only he s so doggone uirky that he reads the biography but not the work of the famous person And our precious Alaska She keeps stacks and stacks of books Four Corners Level 1b Workbook in her room that shentends to read when she s done selling cigarettes to high school kids I guess called her life library or something but has wrestled with life s Big uestions alongside some very Heavy Thinking Authors and can recite poetry of course Everybody Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders is way too philosophical and literary for their own good but god forbid the readers allowed to think Lest you miss the point every moment Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) isnterpreted for you I finally understood that day at moment Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises isnterpreted for you I finally understood that day at Jury Alaska wanted to show us we could trust her Survival at Culver Creek meant loyalty and she had Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives ignored that But then she d shown me the way She and the Colonel had taken the fall for me to show me howt was done so I would know what to do when the time came Ok then I guess that s what happened except that s just not the way high school kids workEven word choice reveals fear we won t get Kaltblau itf an author has to tell you FIVE TIMES n the book that the character deadpanned nstead of said the Coloneldeadpanned three times and Pudge just a little less dry I guess deadpanned twice then either the dialogue Between Octobers is not written well or the author believest Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is not written well The former at leastSo just hanging with these kids leaves one searching for a third dimension but then the storytself pretty much jumps genres halfway through from slacker YA Holden mentioned on the back cover to straight mystery Why d she do what she did Lest I spoil this story for you I won t go Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia into this part but sufficet to say the above uestion The Taming of the Werewolf is left outn the sun to rot while we are forced to look on sniffing the decay The story doesn t work Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in any genre anyway I know what the storys supposed to do make me fall n love with Alaska feel all warm and cozy when the four friends smoke cigarettes shoot the breeze and look out for one another and care when one of them scr. 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Eams with cosmic agony but alas Maybe f I wasn t basically tapped on the shoulder and demanded these reactions I would be better at having them but lines fall flat and soggy like cigarettes tossed casually nto some cliche prep school lake The Colonel let go of my sweater and I reached down and picked up the cigarettes Not screaming not through clenched teeth not with the veins pulsing n my forehead but calmly Calmly I looked down at the Colonel and said F youMy first Kindle read too We need never be hopeless because we can never be First Cosmic Velocity irreperably broken Again I know I m late This books Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills incredibly popular andt s been waiting patiently n my bookshelf for at least two years now I ve read Paper Towns which was boring af and The Fault In Our Stars which s one of my favourite books Looking for Alaska was something Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 in betweenCharactersMiles the main characters as nteresting and charming as toast So are his parents but their lack of character depth s even worse Chip his roommate saved me from falling asleep and Alaska Tryst with Prosperity is a bit of a clich Shes every toast boy s fantasy curvy but also smart a bookworm and feministPlotHmm What s the plot Boarding school pranks bullies girls with boobs alcohol and cigarettes Way too many cigarettes which really annoys me Yeah teens smoke out of stupidity but why write about Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 it andn a way promote Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition it Not cool Listen guys smoking not coolThoughtsI don t get the point I didn t feel emotionally connected to any of the characters and this lack of feelings took away the sympathy and understanding for them view spoilerAlaska s death didn t move me In a wayt seemed pointless Not because Code Name: Bikini it s not sad but because the whole novel left nompression on me hide spoiler My assistant Amanda has been a John Green fan for ages which Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy is one of the reasons I decided to start giving his stuff a read I decided to start here becauset was one of his first books After I finished this book I went to her and asked Are all of John Green s books going to leave me feeling like I ve had a hole kicked straight through my gutsNot all of them she said But yeah Some I thought about this for a while then asked her In Name of the Wind when X happens did t feel like that when you read t Except I didn t say X obviously I mentioned a particular scene Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten in my first book Well Amanda said Not really His scenes central to his book But even so yeah It was kinda like that Shit I said Sorry about that So yeah Sorry about that I m going to explain my emotions about this book n a billion of gifs because I love this book too much to put nto words 3So first I was like because Pudge was pretty coolThen we met the Colonel and I did thisbecause the Colonel s awesome and he got my approvalThen we met Alaska and I gobecause who knows She s really not that badThen we really get to know her and I m likeThen ALL this stuff happens and I don yup this s not the right book to read for the first time at 23 years old Bankerupt in 2020 yup WROTE THIS IN 2010 Now I am TEN YEARS OLDER I didn t like this book Thiss not what I expected to be I hoped to find a book 3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation in the style of Stargirl or something novel and what did I find A bunch of teens who try to ease their anxietiesn their not so original vices and a sudden drama which leads to so original vices and a sudden drama which leads to talking All hiding of course Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace in a couple of beautiful uotes that wrap all thenspiring sites on the nternet the reason I got to the book and I bet that you tooBoring t was so so boring I didn t like the characters Alaska was unbearable oh no wait she was awesome f you were a character too fantastic girlbeautiful and wonderful and ohmarrymerightnowplease and she had to be an ntelligent woman so the author made her feminist and an avid reader to prove she had brains and there Wishing for a Home is no need to write about the boys because booh The main character was a cronic linnet who got lostn his difficulties mostly not having a girlfriend such a big problem you see and searching The Great Perhaps thing he forgot to do so easily so What a waste of time2013 EDIT almost FOUR years have passed since I read and reviewed Looking for Alaska and I hope nobody expects me to discuss anything related to the book It s great f you loved the book but I didn t Maybe at this time of my life *I would express myself n a different way but when I wrote this I was convinced of all I said * would express myself The Warlord, the Warrior, the War (Rise of the Penguins, in a different way but when I wrote this I was convinced of all I said After Looking for Alaska I read other John Green s books And I loved some of them like really did It s sad that Looking for Alaska didn t work for me but I thinkt The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping is wonderful thatt did for you Not so many books can Nach allem, was ich beinahe für dich getan hätte inspire that kind of passion Thanks everybody for your likes and comments and my apologies for not answering them any2020 EDIT I read this TEN YEARS AGO and I still get comments saying the same thing over and over again and honestly I read the comments twicen the last two or three years Don t waste your time being angry at me for not sharing your thoughts about a book because If you are lucky I ll notice next year and well I bet you have better things to do That s me realizing I was about to give a big one star to a super popular book on Goodreads It didn t stop me This book was beyond stupidMiles s a little nerd boy from Florida he s going away to boarding school hoping for a new life or maybe his Great Perhaps The Great Perhaps comes from a minute reference to some poet Thrown n to this book to make t all edgy and shit Fail Once he gets there his roommate the reuisite character that s so poor but super smart befriends him The Colonel aka Chip takes Miles now known as Pudge under his wing and now he has friendsIncluding the super special Alaska she s the beautiful cool and allusive girl She How to Worry Less about Money is moody and spontaneous Of course the boys all love her milkshakeincluding our Pudge That smoking line It s from the book head deskThen another thingand this was a big one for me John Green you have enough dang money thatf you are going to write southern characters at least try TRY to get them halfway right You just put every stupid stereotype known nto the characters that are southern for this book You made them all sound stupidIf they didn t go to this wonderful boarding school that erased their accent they sounded like gnorant hicks I hate to tell you honey but last time I check Florida s also n the south They have accents too You. He os olhos esmeraldas ntensas E não era só linda era também uma brasaAlaska Young Lindíssima esperta divertida sensual transtornada e completamente fascinante Miles Halter. .