Banned Book of the Day: Looking For Alaska by John Green

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .

After. Nothing is ever the same.

Why is this book banned?
Well the usual; Sex, Alcohol, and adult topics. 
I suggest you have the 'I am not an idiot and can live responsibly without a book turning me into a complete deviant' talk with your parents and then read this book!

My Review:
First off I would like everyone to know that this is the first John Green book I have read. 
Yes and I will tell you why. I do not like sad books and lately everyone has been talking about The Fault in Our Stars and the epic movie and how John Green books are so touching and make you cry.
Well listen up world I do not want to cry! Hence my refusal to read a John Green Book!
However my family feels the need to grab whatever book is on the top sellers shelf at any store and give it to me for any special occasion. 
The last book was....Looking for Alaska....
When I saw John Greens name I was going to give the book away and then I read the back cover.
It wasn't about cancer ridden teenagers or anything that I thought would lead to me cry myself to sleep at night so I read it this week in honor of Banned Books Week.
When I started I was intrigued by the main character Miles aka Pudge and his mission to find his great perhaps. I could relate since I was an loner and school and still to this day look for something more. The story picks up with more great characters like; Alaska the girl I wish I was in school minus the smoking, the colonel the every guy  guy, and Takumi I would have liked more of him in the story.
As Pudge starts school and ventures through his first semester I was intrigued by the way that boarding school world built around him. This and the development of Pudge's relationships kept me reading. However I felt like something big was going to or needed to happen to keep me intrigued.
Then it happened I got to the stories climax.
I am not sure what the moral of this story was; don't drink and drive, don't commit suicide, live life to the fullest....Still not sure and I am to sad to think about it.
I am going to go eat chocolate now, hopefully that will lift my spirits.

My Rating:
Despite the fact that I cried it was still a really well written book.


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