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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska | Green, John
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times bestseller 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.
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Lisalucy
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Studying put on hold because I can‘t stop turning these pages 😍 just got back into reading and needed this inspiration❤️. Book 1 of 2020 challenge done . #1 read a book from your favorite author

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Lisalucy
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“The nature of the labyrinth, I scribbled into my spiral notebook, and the way out of it.” I just started this book and I‘m already obsessed with it . ❤️

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DimeryRene
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Pickpick

Pretentious yet insightful.

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

#24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

On balance a pick, tho I enjoyed the second half a lot more than the first half. The start felt very ‘teen‘, which would have enjoyed when I was younger but isn‘t so me now. After a Big Event (won‘t give away for ppl who haven‘t read it) changed the story a lot, I loved the places it went and the focus on forgiveness and understanding yourself moving forward. I wish if read it when I was younger.

Andrew65 A good review. 😊 3w
Clwojick 21 pt, as it was made into a movie. 2w
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Smackincohen
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“Like a man who has lost his life but can‘t stop breathing.” John Green Looking for Alaska 10th anniversary ed. original funeral scene describing Alaska‘s dad. P. 302

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readingrockets
Looking for Alaska | John Green
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Currently reading.

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ToniSwinehart6
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Pickpick

Wow, John Green, this one made me think... it's crazy how much a book can change how you look at life, even if it is only for a moment. I have been inspired to find my own "Great Perhaps", just as Miles did in this book. Alaska is someone worth looking for. 4/5⭐

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Addison_Reads
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#screamathonphotochallenge #Candle @4thhouseontheleft

I've been trying to use only books I've read for this challenge and today's was a tough one to come up with. This is a book that has stayed with me for years. The emotional impact of teenage depression and ultimately of teenage friendship is unforgettable once you finish this one. I haven't tried the new series on Hulu yet, but I plan to.

Scochrane26 I want to see the series, too. This is my fave John green book. 3mo
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Smae99
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“I go to seek a great perhaps”

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vanslibanan
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Read the book 2 years ago and just saw Ep.1
Famous Last Words 📚🕊🚬
#bookstoscreen

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KataramaReads
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Has anyone else watched the series that Hulu made of Looking for Alaska?

I watched the first episode, and I won‘t lie...I didn‘t finish it. 😬 I‘m finding it difficult to get over the way that it looked/felt in my mind because they definitely didn‘t capture that 😂
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#YoungAdult #LookingforAlaska #JohnGreen #YAfiction #fiction

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"

I've been meaning to read this for years but had never gotten around to it. However, with the Hulu series out, I decided it was finally time. I am a sucker for the boarding school setting but there was a lot more to like that just that. The characters, while young, were relatable. They reminded me a bit of myself at their age so the book caused a feeling of nostalgia in me.

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Valink
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Reading Looking for Alaska while drinking coffee from my Alaska mug. I heard this is about to be a Netflix series, so I added it to my TBR. This was actually my daughter‘s book that she was donating and I rescued to read before giving it away.

Lovesbooks87 It going to be on Hulu starting October the 18th. 3mo
MidnightBookGirl I love a book and mug pairing! ;)
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Valink @Lovesbooks87 oops, yes, Hulu! I don‘t know if/when I‘ll actually watch it since all I seem to watch lately are shows about zoos, but it was a good reason to move this up the TBR list! 3mo
Valink @MidnightBookGirl I couldn‘t resist! 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks The mug is beautiful 😍 3mo
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Christinak
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#BannedBook
This is my favorite John Green novel. My copy of this is also the only John Green book I have that is not signed... so I can lend it.

ElizaMarie I wanted to read this one for banned books week but couldn‘t get it at the library. (I have it on hold). I might hit a half-priced bookstore and pick it up soon 4mo
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emz711
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Pickpick

One of my all time favs!

Fun fact, he wanted the cover to be a lit cigarette but the publishers wouldn't go for it so it's more of a candle blown out.

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BookHoarder32
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Anyone else see this pop up on their fb feeds?!? 😱

BooknerdsLife OH! Another adaptation! 4mo
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Rissa1
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Mehso-so

This book had potential to be great, but it fell short. I could see why the characters were the way they were, but I couldn't find a way to feel connected to them.

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Rissa1
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I have been sick this week but, I wanted to show my progress. #BFCr2 #BFCr3 have helped me drop 5 lbs. #slowandsteadywinstherace I appreciate this group for helping me stay motivated to keep moving.

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Rissa1
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I think #Cindercat knows I feel terrible. She keeps snuggling me which isn't her normal playful, terrorizing, self. (I usually call her the devil)
I cannot even read today, my head hurts so bad.

AmyG Feel better. 5mo
marleed I hope you are well soon! 5mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 💙 5mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Pickpick

Finished this one up last night. My first John Green and I can't say that I loved or hated it. It was fun reading about this group of young people. I can see why the reviews are divided but I'd say while not my usual cup of tea still a pick. #BBRC #Teenangst #notappropriateformiddlegrade
@librarianryan

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Hulu is making this into a show. 5mo
Schlinkles I just read my first John Green too, The Fault in Our Stars. I had the same reaction, neither love nor hate. 5mo
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starlight97
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My first ever order from BookDepository arrived! And they gave me a free bookmark! 💕 (Already read this book, just wanted to have my own copy)

#bookdepository #freeshipping

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Mynameisacolour
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Recently I found this at a book sale and was SO excited because boy, do I love books/movies/shows about Alaska. For some reason I totally thought this was the novel that the movie Into the wild is based on. Wrong. 🙄🙄🙄 Which didn't dawn on me until about 20 pages in, ugh. Reading it anyway for #BBRC #Teenangst not appropriate for middle grade.

LibrarianRyan It does fit in that category. It is being made into a series I believe. I couldn‘t stand it. But I feel that way about most Green books. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @LibrarianRyan - I thought I was the only one who felt that way about Green's books. I've struggled through two, and it was like reading a really long cliché... 5mo
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Oana7
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Mehso-so

I can't say that I liked it because I didn't... I don't know why... But it wasn't my type of book... The only things that I liked were the last words of famous people which were mentioned in the book, my favourite being “I go to seek a Great Perhaps” told by Rabelais.

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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 5mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai My fav John Green. 😁 5mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This is the first book I thought of for #Alaska, even though I haven‘t read it. I may watch the Hulu series.
#letstravelaugust

BookishJess There‘s a Hulu series?? I loved this book when I read it in my teens but my favorite of his is The Fault in Our Stars 5mo
LiteraryinLititz I read this recently as an adult and liked it! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo!! 5mo
OriginalCyn620 @BookishJess Yes! I think it comes out in October. 5mo
OriginalCyn620 @LiteraryinLititz I should just probably go ahead and read it! 5mo
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SarynaN
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Looking for Alaska is a RF novel by John Green, and is also the winner of the Michael Printz award. This novel would be great in a high school classroom for IR or LC. The book focuses on a boy going to a boarding school. He meets Alaska and is immediately pulled into trouble. He begins to fall for her as he learns more about her questionable past. #ucflae3414su19

fquadri I‘ve heard tons about this book and upcoming movie. It seems like an awesome book for IR and then after students read this book, they can watch the movie which will give them motivation to finish the book. Thanks for sharing! 6mo
SarynaN https://www.englishcaddy.org/alaska.htm The link includes short answer, matching, and multiple choice questions. This is a good way to check for comprehension especially if you have the students use IR. The book and activity will cover UDL 6.4 and ESOL strategy 6. 6mo
DrSpalding Yes it could be an independent read but high school students should be engaging in literature circles or book clubs to have conversations about the topics presented in books like these. This is a true coming of age novel that teenagers should read. 5mo
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Zunairah_08
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"If people were rain; I was drizzle and she was hurricane"?

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Lola_jimmy
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Mehso-so

What I m about to say will spoil the book just by saying if it ends sadly or happily that‘s all .
Good, but the turning point was a tinge to sad for me. Do read it if you aren‘t too sensitive to sad endings because the book in itself is really great, but I m just wondering do any of his books have happy endings because I like his style of writing but I can‘t deal with how they finish, they‘re just too sad .

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Apeacock12
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Looking for Alaska by John Green is the 2006 Michael L. Printz award winner, it is RF. This book follows Miles, Alaska, and their friends as they navigate their ways through high school. In this heartbreaking story, Miles learns about love, loss, and forgiveness. This would be a great book to use in a classroom as a IR or PR selection.

Apeacock12 https://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/JohnGreen_Guide_june_2014.pdf
The following website will take you to a list of classroom activities that you can incorporate with Looking for Alaska and other works by John Green. You can simplify instructions to satisfy ESOL strategy 31. UDL 3.2 can be satisfied through weekly discussions about the text.
#ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding This was my first ever John Green book. So good and definitely not for elementary age students. Eighth grade or higher! 5mo
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IndoorDame
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ClarissaLeStrange
Looking for Alaska | John Green

📚Book questions edition📖

1The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
2THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
3Vicious
4Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy 2)
5GOT
6The Girl Who Cried Monster
7KNIGHT IN SHINING SUIT
8TMI
9A LITTLE LIFE
10Looking for Alaska

🌱Reply w/ an emoji & i'll send u the questions!

Tagging : Looking for Alaska. Since I've read this book multiple times. I still love her and pudge! All the way! 💚💚💚

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jewright
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Pickpick

The countdown feature was clever. John Green‘s descriptions are always amazing.

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Tracey3
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Pickpick

I found it difficult to put this book down. From the very beginning, I was invested in the main character, I enjoyed the people he befriended, and I was intrigued by the fact that the author is counting down to something from the very beginning of the book. This is not the type of book that surprises you with a twist, you are aware that you are approaching it the entire time. The author doesn‘t want the twist to be the only thing you remember.

Suet624 Nice review! 6mo
Tracey3 Thank you! 6mo
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Samary
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Pickpick

We enjoyed this book a lot! Even after an hour of talking about it there was still more ground to cover!

You can see the full episode here...
https://youtu.be/jwXE3uFK6QM

#video #review #lookingforalaska #johngreen #clickthelink

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morgan_danielle_8
Looking for Alaska | Green, John
Pickpick

Looking for Alaska was an achingly beautiful read. The personality differences between Alaska and Pudge is the epitome of opposites attract. Without spoiling too much, the exquisite writing by Green and the incredibly well written plot twist brings for an emotional roller coaster of a page turner.

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brit91
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New books!😄😆😁😀

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haleyholford
Pickpick

So sad, yet such a good book.

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Samary
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“...I will talk most of the time, and you will listen most of the time. Because you may be smart, but I‘ve been smarter longer.”

#burn #johngreen #lookingforalaska #quote #sickburn

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Madison91
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Mehso-so

Not his best and a bit slow moving but it‘s ok

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baes
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Typically I don‘t finish books I don‘t love. However, for the ones I‘ve finished....I‘m going to go with Looking For Alaska. Probably an unpopular opinion but I did not like this book and I usually enjoy his work. @RavenclawPrincess913 #RavenclawPrincess913

wanderinglynn There are 24 books on my Goodreads DNF shelf. Those get my lowest rating because for one reason or the other I simply didn‘t like them. But one I did finish and yet hated was Wuthering Heights, which I thought had one-dimensional characters with no redeeming qualities. 9mo
baes @wanderinglynn Yes! Too many good books out there to waste time on books you hate. Not to mention reading is a pleasure for me, not a chore. 9mo
Buechersuechtling @baes Nice to meet someone else who doesn‘t like “Looking for Alaska”. 🤝 8mo
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Dragon
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Thanks @vumblereads for the link in your comments to this fun quiz, which American Read are you? I got the tagged book , which I have read. And I must admit to being a truly hopeless romantic 😉🐉

JanuarieTimewalker13 This was fun!! Thank you for posting! 9mo
Eggs Me too looking 4 Alaska 9mo
Dragon Thanks @JanuarieTimewalker13 - I love a bookish quiz! 😀🐉 9mo
Dragon Thanks @Eggs -so cool -👍💚🐉 9mo
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erincox
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“The only way out of labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

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erincox
Looking for Alaska | John Green

I think this book would be suitable for 6th grade and above. It would be a great book for students to use during independent reading. I think if you use it in 6th grade or above, the students will be able to relate to the characters more.

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erincox
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Mehso-so

Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Miles Halter is obsessed with last words of famous people. He moves from florida to alamaba is nicknamed “Pudge” Throughout this story, Miles falls in love with Alaska.

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Lynsey40
Looking for Alaska | Green, John

"I know so many last words but I will never know hers"

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nao
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_
Done with this book.
I gave it 4/5 ⭐

Well John Green never let me down.. Always as expected ❤️
I will write a review later ⭐

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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It was interesting rereading this 10+ years after I first did. I still think the uniqueness of a teen male perspective on guilt and loss is notable, bit the philosophical musings on "the Great Perhaps" and the Labyrinth of suffering seem much more shallow.

Read for JHU project.

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