Book Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green


Most of the books that I read have something to do with the supernatural world.  I find other books a bit boring.  I can’t help it, I just love the worlds of impossible possibilities.

I had heard of a few people reading this book and loving it.  I was telling my cousin that I wanted to read it and come to find out that she actually owned the book.  She let me borrow it and it sat on my shelf for a few weeks before I decided to give it a chance.  I started reading thinking that there was just no way I was going to enjoy it, but I was going to push through it anyways.

To my surprise I dove in and didn’t want to come back up for air.


Miles convinces his parents to send him to a private school in his search for the “Great Perhaps.”  At his old school he didn’t have friends, he just went to school, did his work, and felt stuck.

In his new school he quickly makes friends and becomes part of a small group.  Together they pull pranks and hang out.  They teach Miles how to smoke, drink, and get away with breaking the rules.

My Thoughts:

That is about all I can tell you about the book without ruining the story for you.  I encourage you to read the book.  It’s really a quick read and it’s a rewarding story. I was skeptical at first because of it being a “normal” book.  It was a story about teenagers.  There was nothing special about them other than they were friends in a private school.

I didn’t know I could enjoy a book like this.  I didn’t know that I could be attracted to a book that didn’t have vampires, werewolves, or witches. But I loved the book.  I was up until the wee hours of the morning, reading away.  I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

My cousin also let me borrow “The Fault in Our Stars.”  Another book by John Green.  I saw the movie, but I was curious as to if the book was better.  If “Looking for Alaska” is anything like it, I know I am going to love it.

This book has made me broaden my list of books I want to read.  I may enjoy other books that have nothing to do with the supernatural. I can’t wait to find more that shock me.


One thought on “Book Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green

  1. minniex says:

    Looking for Alaska is a indeed a great book. It’s not my favorite as I never got to LOOVE the characters and of course I didn’t like the sad part but it’s good. The Fault In Our Stars is definitely the best one of John Green, the movie was fantastic but the book has more details and it’s just ahhhh ❤

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