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Looking for Alaska
Contributor(s): Green, John (Author)

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ISBN: 0142402516     ISBN-13: 9780142402511
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2007

Annotation: Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Speak
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Dating & Sex
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 14-UP
Grade Level: 9-UP
Lexile Measure: 850(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.4" W x 8.1" (0.50 lbs) 272 pages
- Geographic Orientation - Alabama
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Green Mountain Book Award, Winner, Grades 9-12, 2008
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/22/2007 pg. 187
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 86391
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
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Publisher Description:
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award - A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist - A New York Times Bestseller - A USA Today Bestseller - NPR's Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels - TIME magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time - A PBS Great American Read Selection - Millions of copies sold!

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.

Last words.

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words--and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green's arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green

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