Looking for Alaska Book Review (The first half)

Looking for Alaska, a novel by John Green, shows the life of a 16 year old boy named Miles or best know throughout the novel as Pudge. Pudge moved from Florida to a boarding school in Alabama. This novel focuses on how Pudge changes during this move and his relationship between his roommate Chip (the colonial) and a girl down the hall named Alaska.

Alaska is portrayed as this sweet, yet stubborn and moody teenage girl who is beautiful and as Pudge thinks the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Alaska had a rough childhood, considering she stayed around over thanksgiving break and avoided talking to Pudge about her family.

The only part Alaska told Pudge about her family was how she got the name Alaska which was interesting and honestly quite cool. I wish I could have gotten my name the way she was able to.

Pudge spends the first half of the book getting to know Alaska and almost being a follower with his roommate, two other boys, and Alaska. The way Green portrays this first half is so addicting and made me not want to put the book down. I finished the first half in one sitting.

The connection between Pudge and Alaska made me want to keep reading and having me sit on the edge of my chair waiting for them to kiss, which doesn’t happen unfortunately.

Green also adds in these boys and girls who are weekday warriors, these teenagers essentially go home every weekend to their rich houses but during the week they’re pulling pranks, which I won’t spoil.

Another great component is how the Colonial acts with not only his girlfriend but Alaska. I get vibes that Colonial likes Alaska but I haven’t gotten that far in the book.

This is all I’m going to say for the first half of this book. I will try to finish the book tonight and upload my thoughts on the overall book tomorrow.

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