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Looking for Alaska (original 2005; edition 2006)
by John Green
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142402516, Paperback)
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Quick Pick
A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A 2005 Booklist Editor’s Choice
A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Before. Miles Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy 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-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:48 -0400)
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
(summary from another edition)