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Looking for Alaska by John Green
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Nov 08, 10

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Read from November 05 to 08, 2010

The boarding school story is one of my favorite YA tropes of all time, and I had high hopes for this one given all the rave reviews. Ultimately, while the writing is very, very strong, I just didn't connect with the story. I'm far from a prude, but I was just really distracted by all the smoking and drinking. It seemed to take away from chances to really connect with these characters. However, I will recommend this book to others as I think the writing very vivid, and since so many others love it, I might be a fluke.

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