Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Reviewed by: The Tuesday Book Group 2010-11

 Genre :   Realistic young adult fiction

 Briefly, this book is essentially ABOUT:  A group of friends at a boarding school and their escapades and travails.

If you’ve read An abundance of Katherines (also by John Green) or Catcher in the Rye, you may enjoy this SIMILAR book.

 DESCRIBE this book in one short sentence: Gritty and realistic portrayal of teen life, but at the same time, these characters are sequestered and secluded from the outside world.

What GRABBED you (or didn’t) about this book:  Some abrasive characters, realistic depictions of life, relatable characters, easy to read, wonderful writing.

 RATE this book from 1 to 5, 5 being the best rating: 4.8

Some comments from BC readers:  couldn’t put it down; relatable; questionable behaviors from some of the main characters.
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