I loved this bok. It is one of the ones where you can't stop thinking about it afterward! It is a must read because of all of the topics they cover: death, friendship, drugs, lust, school, etc. Definitely a book to consider!
The performance on the audio book is wonderful. It reminds me a lot of the way John Green speaks on his video blog. I could hardly get out of my car for wanting to hear what happened next.
i give it 5 starts btw
hmmmmm is that a good book?
Its a very good book, i started reading it last week and finnished it the same week. I like it a lot, its got a deeper meaning than you think and if definately worth reading.
it is a veryyy good book.
I liked this book much than the other one AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINAS... I recommended to many and who read it loved it...
I started readin it at night and i was done by the mornin...
Same thing happened to me, allthough I took a fifteen minute break to cry my eyes out.
This book is seriously life-changing. It was amazing. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me sympathize with people to whom I would be hateful.
Perhaps the best part of the entire book was the statement, "How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"
John Green is an amazing writer. End of story.
I loved this book. It is witty, funny, and real.
I suggest not reading the first page, the middle, and the end.
It is too brilliant of a work to be skimmed through.
Laughs, tears - it has it all.
After reading this, and An Abundance of Katherine's,
John Green is definitely one of my new favorite writers.
so i've now decided that this is a classic by all means. it is most definitely a compelling story. John Green is a master mind!
you know, it does kind of fit into the whole category of this could happen any time anywhere. There aren't any aspects of it that wouldn't translate to later generations and this issue will still be a problem years to come. This is like the new Outsiders!
What exactly do you think that the point of this book is? I mean.. it has a great story, but there is definitly something else behind it. I always fee llike im slightly missing a point that the author was trying to get across. Anyone have any ideas? And do you think he crashed on purpose or by accident? I always wonder about that.
Definitly meant to say she crashed. Sorry.
I always wondered if Alaska crashed on purpose or by accident...In my opinion i feel like it was by accident. She was on the phone, she saw flowers and instantly remembered something (Miles and Colonel thought it had something to do with her mother) so she was in the midst of doing something, so i think her death was unintentional. It doesn't seem like Alaska would take her life...so that'ts what i think. This book was i think about Miles/Pudge and his whole transformation since he went to boarding school....
Alaska never struck me as a kind of person that would commit suicide. SHe has too much stregnth ad too much will to live. Even though she was accutely aware of the hardships in life, and spoke abbout dark topics, her death always seemed like it could not have been just suicide. If she had decided to die it was the spur of the moment while she was thre to see where the adventure took her.
I think Alaska was simply drunk. I think that's half the fun of the book - wondering whether or not she really did it, and the author letting us take control of the story in deciding whether or not it was suicide or an accident.
I think one of Green's main points is just to bring to light how teenagers deal with tragedy. How, even though we try not to be, in the light of tragedies, people get selfish and so distracted by their misery that they sometimes lose themselves in all their hurt. ESPECIALLY teenagers. How you can immortalize a person but that doesn't mean they can't be taken away from you, or that one day you may have to realize they weren't as precious as you saw them. I think John Green has created a well-rounded novel here, focusing on all of these things, and probably more!
I think that was the whole point of the novel. We didn't know for sure if it was suicide, or if she was just drunk. Because she is dead, and you don't know. That's how it would be if this really happened. And Miles comes to an understanding which is clear in the last few pages. He understands and I think that's the point of the book. I don't think we're supposed to know if it was suicide. Either we could decide for ourselves, or just leave it and understand that that's the way the world works. All that comes together must fall apart. It portrays the way teenagers handle tragedy. And I think he did a fantastic job.
The novel has a memorable cast of characters, each with their own distinct voice and personality. What do you think the book would be like if it was narrated from the Colonel's or Alaska's perspective?
If it was narrated from Alaska's point of view it would have been alot less confusing, and would have a more rebelious edge to all that was said. She was also a free spirit, and the text would probably reflect that. The Colonel is always coming up with plots and idea, so the book would have been more logical and thought out then Pudge's split decisions and following his emotions.
I don't think it would have been as interesting from the Colonel's point of view. If it were from Alaska's point of view, it probably wouldn't have been much of a mystery. I love the book just the way it is(:
Pudge was the perfect narrator for this story because of his role: the New Kid. He was meeting everyone for the first time had an unbiased first glimpse of them all. Not much of a mystery from Alaska's point of view, but would have been very beautiful and exciting to read, but I feel like if the book just ended with her dying, it would have made it more depressing than a philosophical book. Everything before her death acted as a preface, I think. The story really took off and the bonds were tested when she died. Sadly essential for the book. The Colonel was very outspoken with his opinions, but would not have given us that passion in where this story needed it (i.e he would have talked a lot about Kevin and Sara, probably). I love this book so much! It is my all time favorite. I would never change a thing about it. Long live John Green!
This book was amazing - John Green did a wonderful job. The characters were different - but alike in some weird way. It was awesome !
Do you think Alaska Young's zodiac sign was Libra? I don't remember if it was mentioned in the book. But she has most of the characteristics of a Libra, all the outgoingness, the flirtyness, the intelligence. I mean, I'm a Libra and I couldn't help but notice obvious similarities between myself and her. I think she is a really deep character who thinks alot. So who else resembles Alaska Young? I hope I'm not the only one. Anyways, who else thinks she's a Libra?
This was such a great book. I read it a little while ago and I want to reread it. Its written so great and the characters are just fantastic
This book is amazing. I'de rather not say my favorite part. :)
the book was gr8, love the realism and characters
One of my famourite books of all times, you get sucked in by the characters. Its just brilliant.
John Green does an excellent job with this book! It is very interesting and filled with suspense, making it hard to put down. Not to mention, the characters are great. Certainly a favorite of mine!
Did anyone think that the character Pudge sometimes felt the same as Quentin from Paper Towns? I thought they seemed kinda too similar sometimes. Still, great book.
Yeah me to a lot of his books characters are the same there's always a adventurous girl, a wimpy guy, his two best friends then usually another girl usually that girl is dating one of the guys friends. But there still really good books.
Has this book made you think about life and death in worldy terms? When we gain an understanding of death how does that effect our lives as youths where everything in the world is still so attainable and astronomically available? What avenue onto the many streets of discovery do we choose? Do we choose a religion to carry on hope or find faith within ourselves along the way? Who do we remember when we're old and how do we remember them?
What makes John Green a great young adult author? Why do all of his books offer the basic human to human relationships we maintain and their long-term effects on the individual?
To tell a story that's both heart breaking and adventurous. To show that there's more to a person than whats on the outside.