Looking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless. ― John Green, Looking for Alaska
Here’s another book that had been on my “too read” list for quite awhile, and another book that I listened to on audio. The narration was exceptional, which helped the listener get into the story – so if you can get your hands on the audiobook version, give it a listen.
Looking for Alaska has the perfect blend of wit and charm, joy and heartbreak, and roil your gut angst that a young adult novel should have. On more than one occasion I was laughing out loud and then a few minutes later, wiping a tear from my eye.
Overwhelmingly, I think Looking for Alaska is a story of finding yourself without getting lost along the way. A story about choices and consequences and a story about forgiveness of others and yourself.
Even within the boarding school setting, these teen characters are totally relatable and authentically teen. This is probably my fave John Green novel so far.