Miles Halter finds himself fascinated by famous last words- and growing tired of his life at home with his parents and 'friends'. He leaves to Culver Creek boarding school in Alabama in search of what a dying poet, Francois Rabelais, called the "Great Perhaps". So much awaits for Miles, including the famous Alaska Young, who captures his eye the moment he sees her. Miles is nicknamed 'Pudge' upon arrival and is not very pleased by what his three new friends, 'The Colonel', Alaska, and Takumi, do. Mischief. They drag him into their 'activities' and he soon looses his tiny slice of innocence when they offer him a smoke and drinks. Alaska's mother died an she would bring her flowers o her grave; she forgot and was in a rush to make her mother happy. That didn't work out s planned. Alaska got into a terrible car accident and Miles, along with The Colonel decide to figure out what had bothered her so much on the night Miles and her got drunk and she left.
When I first read this novel, I was hooked. It was such a great novel I have tried to read it again. I loved how it was divided in two parts, 'Before' and 'After'. I thought it was a nice way to show the events that happened. An the details They were amazing. You could feel what Miles was thinking. How much he loved Alaska. It was definitely sad when she died. I wasn't really expecting that kind of twist. That was like a part i liked and disliked at the same time. I also liked how detailed it was when Miles was trying to run away as fast as he could as to not be caught by anyone, especially by The Eagle. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who love romantic and adventurous books, or just anyone who knows John Green is a great author.
When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are...