Looking for Alaska summary ¿ 8

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Looking for Alaska summary ¿ 8 ↠ First drink first prank first friend first girl last words A poignant and moving crossover novel about making friends and growing up from American author John GreenMiles Halter is fascinated by famous last words – and tired of his safe boring and rather lonely life at home He leaves for boarding school filled with D of his safe boring and rather lonely life at home He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the Great Perhaps Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek includi. 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 in his soup again Miles—I mean Pudgeas he is 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 is supposed to be one of the Big Four around whom this story revolves is completely characterized by his unrealistic rap improvs My rhymin' is old school sort of like the ancient Romans The Colonel's beats is sad like Arthur Miller's Willy Loman and basically disappears from the story until reuired by the plot to re emerge with More Information Lara Pudge's first girlfriend is so bland she is given a Russian accent complete with long e's for short i'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 into THEEN ARE In fact each character is carefully provided with a shtick often a savant like talent that would in reality win game shows but is 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 in her room that she intends 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 is way too philosophical and literary for their own good but god forbid the reader is allowed to think Lest you miss the point every moment is interpreted for you I finally understood that day at the Jury Alaska wanted to show us we could trust her Survival at Culver Creek meant loyalty and she had ignored that But then she'd shown me the way She and the Colonel had taken the fall for me to show me how it 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 it; if an author has to tell you FIVE TIMES in the book that the character deadpanned instead of said the Coloneldeadpanned three times and Pudge just a little less dry I guess deadpanned twice then either the dialogue is not written well or the author believes it is not written well The former at leastSo just hanging with these kids leaves one searching for a third dimension but then the story itself 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 into this part but suffice it to say the above uestion is left out in the sun to rot while we are forced to look on sniffing the decay The story doesn't work in any genre anyway I know what the story is supposed to do— make me fall in 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 screams with cosmic agony but alas Maybe if 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 into some cliche prep school lake The Colonel let go of my swea

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Ng Alaska Young Clever funny screwed up and dead sexy Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great PerhapsLooking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on anoth. yup this is not the right book to read for the first time at 23 years old in 2020 yup

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Looking for AlaskaFirst drink first prank first friend first girl last words A poignant and moving crossover novel about making friends and growing up from American author John GreenMiles Halter is fascinated by famous last words – and tire. some people are careless and in an adrenaline fueled all caps teen reviewing frenzy will inadvertently give a major spoiler for this bookavoid these people even though ordinarily they are pretty coolthis is a really well written teen fiction book i mean it won the printz award i'm not discovering america here i think i wanted to emphasize that it definitely reads like a book intended for a teen audience and i 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 in this book and i have read a lot books than the average teen so i am mostly jaded and ruined but imagine me discovering this at say 131 a group of smart kids going to boarding school who read all the time and take pleasure 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 who is mysterious and changeable who is not afraid of her sexuality but doesn't use it all the time to get what she wants who says tough and dramatic things like y'all smoke to enjoy it i 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 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 from it very cool so i see why the kids like it and i liked it too but i think it would have been 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 i have a uestion and it is a spoiltastic uestion so i am going to put up a barrier of images to protect anyone who has not read it and wants to these will be subliminal suggestions that are so subtle you won't even know what is happeningdude seriously why didn't jake go to alaska's funeral there is no reason for him not to have and there is absolutely no explanation given it makes it 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 it makes zero sense for someone so in love with his girl to not go to her funeral seriously dumb i will accept any private messages about this to keep the thread spoiler free but until john green tells me why i am going to say dumb