John Green Looking For Alaska


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The author’s definitive edition of this bestselling and award-winning debut novel. Contains: • a brand-new introduction from John Green • never-before-seen passages from original manuscript • a Q&A with the author, responding to fans’ favourite questions Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words – and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism, to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. It is poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling.

Teenager-Buch - sollte nicht nur an Teenager verschwendet werden, sorry ;-) über Liebe, Verlust, den Sinn von allem, Freundschaft, Vertrauen

— StefanieFreigericht

Stöbern in Jugendbücher

Goldener Käfig

Freue mich auf den vierten Band ;)


Erwachen des Lichts

Spannender Auftakt mit einem guten Thema. Vor allem einige der Nebencharaktere haben es geschafft, mich immer wieder zu begeistern.


Morgen lieb ich dich für immer

Mittelmäßiges Jugendbuch der Bestsellerautorin, aber, ich weiß, sie kann packendere Geschichten erzählen!


Beautiful Liars - Verbotene Gefühle

Lügen, Intrigen und ganz unterschiedliche Protas!


GötterFunke - Hasse mich nicht!

Ein gelungener zweiter Teil, dem noch das gewisse Herzklopfen und der Nervenkitzel fehlt. ~ vorhersehbare Abschnitte ~ eine göttliche Story


Im leuchtenden Sturm

Das Buch war meiner Meinung sehr gut. Es ist gut geschrieben, allerdings ist es nicht ganz jugendfrei.


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  • Sufferig is unpredictable

    Looking For Alaska


    25. July 2017 um 23:01

    Miles Halter is a really shy guy who hasn`t any friends to come to his going away party organised by his parents. He wants to sart a new life at  boarding school where he finds some nice friends. Expecially with Alaska Young, a really attractive Girl he makes first experiences in drinking, smoking and kissing. His most striking feature is his interest in biografies and the interest in answering the question, how somebody can get a way out of his Labyrinth of suffering. He becomes kind of mischief and organises pranks with his friends. He enjoys his time....until the bad accident changes his whole life. Alaska is died. He can´t accept this destiny and wants to get to know how this could happen. But till the end he finds peace and believes in god and a better place over there. The last prank the friends are organising is the final prank to remember Alaska.

  • Not your typical teenage novel

    Looking For Alaska


    10. May 2017 um 22:40

    Summary: Teenager Miles, the opposite of popular at his high school, decides to attend Culver Creek boarding school to seek his 'great perhaps' - something special in his life. There, he befriends the Colonel, Takumi, Lara and Alaska. Miles not only takes part in social life for the first time but also falls in love with Alaska, an outgoing girl with a darker side. When tragedy strikes, the teenagers have to deal with grief, guilt and the realization that life has to go on.Review: The novel is devided in two parts: before and after. That automatically creates suspense because you want to know what the special event is. The captions help a great deal with that. In my opinion, the story alone cannot accomplish that.  Green sets the climax in the middle of the novel. That may seem unconventional but works here perfectly. For me, the really climatic events happen in the second part when the teenagers have to deal with the death of Alaska. All in all, I am not really sure what to think of "Looking for Alaska". There are certainly great parts in it, especially Miles' final exam in his religion class, that makes you think. I also like Green's language and the fact, that it is not your typical teenage lovestory. And the characters all have a certain depth when you look closely. But on the other side, the story just floats along, pranks, smoking, school, pranks. Which, by the way, seem to crass. Does this really happen at boarding schools? Than I certainly missed out at a regular school.So in my opinion, "Looking for Alaska" is definitely worth reading, but I cannot fully understand the hype about the novel itself and John Green. I read Papertowns too and had the same feelings there.

  • The Great Perhaps

    Looking For Alaska


    05. May 2017 um 20:27

    A book that should not be “wasted“ (sorry) only on teenagers… Miles Halter is sixteen when he succeeds in persuading his parents to send him to Culver Creek, the boarding school that is a tradition in his dad’s family. He hopes for…well, more: Something of a loner, with no real friends at his old school, his hobby is reading biographies – and collecting famous persons‘ last words on their dying beds.He argues with his parents: “I go to seek a Great Perhaps“. p. 8, PERHAPS not what he is living with now. Miles‘ start in Birmingham, Alabama, comes with roommate ‘The Colonel‘ – and a very pretty girl named Alaska who offers more than just a little danger to the peace of mind. Well, Miles might collect last words – but moody and somewhat unpredictable Alaska is an avid reader and soon challenges him: on death, life, pulling of a prank, the sense of everything. Something of the trouble raiser she is, she pulls him into her world, „Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.“ p. 71, Miles still feels deeply attracted. Or, as the Colonel puts it: „I just did some calculations, and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit.“ p. 98 Both, his teachers, the school and his new friends prove to be demanding for Miles, and his former attitude of shrugging everything off and rather living a lonely life where nothing might really matter. Things do begin to matter, though, and Miles and his friends do have to make up their minds as they will be forever shaken by what happens. The tone is light, the book is an easy read – but it comes up with a good set of intelligent questions on life, death, loyalty, meaning, loss, and friendship – without giving too easy answers but rather offering a guideline along the way. Clearly dedicated for teens, I still found it enjoyable even as a grown-up (somewhat to my surprise, I did not like teen lit much even when I was a teen). One might find some persons lacking more detail – but then, just as they are, I guess they offer better potential for simply more identification, so – I liked the book as it is! Author John Green does not shy of really getting to the matter – may it be teenage drinking, smoking, loss, death, or first sexual experiences. I will never ever look at my tooth paste innocently again! Recommendation – particularly for the 10th anniversary edition. Not only does it look sophisticated (and that coming from me, I HATE cover shopping) with its gold and black and white style, the metallic look and the slight embossing of details, gorgeous with its black edge and black flyleaf/endpaper (yes!). It also comes with an extra introduction and an attachment which will help you better understand the story and its making. Follow up:Movie: Harvey (deutsch: Mein Freund Harvey) James Stewart. No other version allowed.Book: Colin Higgins: „Harold and Maud“ (Harold und Maud…). There also is a decent movie for it, the book goes slightly deeper, the movie has got very apt music. Deuce. Or, as Alaska would recommend: Gabriel Garçia Marques "The General in His Labyrinth"

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