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Looking for Alaska by John Green
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May 16, 12


I loved this book when we read it for class. It feels like a quintessential coming of age story. I could definitey relate to the narrative voice of Miles. Felt like Alaska was an ingenue that we all witnessed in our adolescent days. What is nice is that this story hints at her pain, something that other ingenues archetypes can lack in. For class, I would indeed be afraid to teach this which is unfortunate. The sex in the book woudn't make an average teenager bat an eye at home (just look at the shows on MTV). The story was sad, yet Alaska had to die in order for Miles and Co. to lose their innocence and become "adults."

The plot is comfortably paced. The prose is quick and digestible.
This book reminds me a lot of The Virgin Suicides....definitely a good thing.
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