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ISBN13: 9780142402511
ISBN10: 0142402516
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New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick

A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A 2005 Booklist Editors Choice

A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.

Review:

"Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love.

Synopsis:

Could Luke's best friend be a murderer?

Synopsis:

With Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a story that is as much about the artistic mind as it is the heart.

In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isnt convinced hes good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorellas favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agrees to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.

Synopsis:

Three guys from the Briar Academy fencing team went up to the cliff that night for a hazing ritual—but only two came back alive. Now Lukes best friend, Hayden, is in jail and the pressure is on Luke to report what he saw. But what did he see? An accident—or a murder? Luke has always followed Haydens lead, but this is one decision hell be forced to make on his own. And to do it, he must face the truth about his friendship with Hayden and his own painful past.

About the Author

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join Johns 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Cristal, July 2, 2014 (view all comments by Cristal)
Don't do what I did and read this book in one sitting. Okay, it's short and incredibly good, which makes it easy to bolt down. But then you are going to feel like an idiot for not savoring the pleasure, and you're going to be incredibly bleary the next day (if you finish it at 4 in the morning, like I did). This book deals with The Big Ones: suffering, loss, and grief, but it does so with such compassion and humor that the net impact is uplifting. Even the principal turns out to be a human being. There are no cardboard cut-out characters here. Be aware that the kids in this story do what kids actually do (smoke, drink, and have sex). If that bothers you, read it anyway. There are more important things in life than observing proprieties and pretending that bright kids aren't exploratory. You don't have to approve of these characters. It is enough to love them and learn from them.
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Jillian St. John, May 16, 2014 (view all comments by Jillian St. John)
Okay so the first book I've ever read by John Green was The Fault in our Stars and we all know what a wonderful but that was! (If you dont then it should absolutely be your next book) since reading The Fault in Our Stars I have become kinda addicted to John Green. He is an amazing writer. I've read Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, Will Grayson Will Grayson and I just completed Looking forAlaska. Not since Fault have I loved characters so much. My heart was broken again by this book. I know that it will go on my book shelf along side my other favorites. John Green's books are consideredYA but I am 30 years old and I have never loved a single author more than I adore John Green. This book makes me feel heartbreak, serious, hilarious, angry, and many more emotions. I started reading these in order to have something to talk about with my little sister who is 15 years younger than me and I am so happy I did. I don't want to give u a summary of the book. I don't want to spoil it I just want whoever is reading this to say, "Damn, I need to read this book." Trust me you eill not regret it.
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kitten60, March 1, 2014 (view all comments by kitten60)
this is every bit an adult novel also...as the female character, Alaska is a genius with a manic streak. She be-devils the school she attends and has multiple young men willing ti do what not for her..only she is a daring, wild joyous friend that I would have want to know..back in the day. This is searingly thrilling and sad...most of all..real..beautifully written with characters you get to know through their weaknesses and strengths.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142402511
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Galloway, Gregory
Author:
Anhalt, Ariela
Author:
Chambers, Aidan
Author:
Levithan, David
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 252 pages Speak - English 9780142402511 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author."
"Synopsis" by , Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love.
"Synopsis" by ,

Could Luke's best friend be a murderer?

"Synopsis" by ,
With Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a story that is as much about the artistic mind as it is the heart.

In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isnt convinced hes good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorellas favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agrees to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.

"Synopsis" by ,
Three guys from the Briar Academy fencing team went up to the cliff that night for a hazing ritual—but only two came back alive. Now Lukes best friend, Hayden, is in jail and the pressure is on Luke to report what he saw. But what did he see? An accident—or a murder? Luke has always followed Haydens lead, but this is one decision hell be forced to make on his own. And to do it, he must face the truth about his friendship with Hayden and his own painful past.
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