Author: John Green
"Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-desructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. After. Nothing is ever the same.
Looking For Alaska can be described in one word. Amazing. John Green has a way with words that's just pure awesomeness. The way he described everything, created his characters, and wrote period was amazing. I felt like the characters were real teenagers in a real school in Alabama. They each had their quirks and personalities, and I personally loved each one of them. The emotions run high with this novel and quite honestly, it fits perfectly. It even makes you think about stuff that maybe you haven't thought of before. This novel is definitely my most favorite of any book I've read before. It's real, funny, heart wrenching, and heart warming. Overall I really recommend that older teens (for some iffy content throughout the book) read this book before reading any works by Green. You won't regret it!
Best funniest part:
"Last night- before they woke you up, I guess- they pissed in my shoes."
"Are you sure?" I said, trying not to laugh.
"Do you care to smell?" he asked, holding the shoes toward me. "Because I went ahead and smelled them, and yes, I am sure. If there's one thing I know, it's when I've just stepped into another man's piss. It's like my mom always says: 'Ya think you's a-walkin' on water, but turns out you just got piss in your shoes.' Point those guys out to me if you see them today," he added, "because we need to figure out why they're so, uh, pissed at me..."