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Looking for Alaska by John Green
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Jul 17, 12

bookshelves: 2012, award-winner, ebook, fiction, ya
Read on July 17, 2012

This book has been recommended to me since it was first released, but I never knew what it was about or bothered to read any reviews. So when I saw the title pop up under recommended for my kindle I brought it without further thought or without reading the description. Like some reviewers this also made me wonder what was the point of the book, until about half way if you don't know the subject or the context of the book it does tend to just drift, but I was glad at the half way point that I didn't know what was coming, talk about the unexpected. However after this point I thought it continued to waft and drift till it met it's tidy end.
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Quotes Rebecca Liked

John Green
“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“You just use the future to escape the present.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska


Reading Progress

07/17/2012 page 150
68.0% "This had been recommended often, but I didn't know anything about it other than it was YA. Glad I didn't because I prefered the shock of the half way point."

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