Looking For Alaska
Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
PRINTZ TEEN GREEN
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, resisting authority, and searching for “the great perhaps,” a search intensified after a fatal car crash that leaves him questioning life and death. Printz Award winner.
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Quick PickA Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize FinalistA 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 Miles “Pudge” Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.
John Green’s stunning debut marks the arrival of a stand-out new voice in young adult fiction.