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ISBN13: 9780142402511
ISBN10: 0142402516
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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 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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CatherineM, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by CatherineM)
In this captivating novel, Miles Halter leaves his small town in Florida to finish high school at Culver Creek, a boarding school. He sets off to find his “Great Perhaps”, something he believes is waiting to be discovered. At his new school, he meets his best friends, Alaska, the Colonel, Takumi, and Lara. His new friends call him “Pudge” (in honor of his skinny chicken legs) and teach him what life is really about. Pranking, smoking, and taking each day as it comes. Then, tragedy strikes, and Miles’ life will never be the same.
Looking for Alaska is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. John Green creates interesting and personable characters, who you will get to know and love. I suggest it to both guys and girls. Mature middle schoolers, high schoolers and young adults would agree that this book is enjoyable. (High schoolers will probably find it the most relatable, but others will like it as well.) If you’re looking for a story about the real world, that will take root in your heart and never let go, then this is for you.
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watergenasi123, September 1, 2013 (view all comments by watergenasi123)
John Green has a great way to make you fall in love with his characters in such a short amount of time, and Looking For Alaska is no different. This book will have you laughing, crying, and feeling for the characters all the way through. His writing is so amazing that once you read it you will just want to read all of his books, and even pick them up a second time right after you read it. If you're looking for a book that will take you on a roller coaster ride and have it be well written then this book is for you.
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Green, John
Levithan, David
Galloway, Gregory
Social Situations - Friendship
Social Situations - Adolescence
School & Education
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Social Issues - Adolescence
Social Issues - General
Social Issues - Friendship
Situations / Adolescence
Boys / Men
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Situations / Death & Dying
Humorous Stories
Situations / Runaways
Mysteries & Detective Stories
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Product details 336 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.
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Anna—who prefers to be called Anastasia—is a spooky and complicated high school girl with a penchant for riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories. She is unlike anyone the narrator has ever known, and they make an unlikely, though happy, pair. Then Anna disappears, leaving behind only a dress near a hole in the frozen river, and a string of unanswered questions. Desperate to find out what happened the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months. And soon the fragments of curious events, intimate conversations, secrets, letters—and the anonymous messages that continue to arrive—coalesce into haunting and surprising revelations that may implicate friends, relatives, and even Anna herself.

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One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of historys most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithans collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans.

A Discussion Guide to Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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