“pudge goes to boarding school to esacape his boring home life, we wants entertainment and friends in his life. at culvor creek he meets alaska coronel and tacubi and they get into a lot of shananinas together.”Daniel wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love John Green, I can't rave about him enough, he's fantastic. I don't even know what to say about how wonderful his book s are (including this one). Just read his stuff, I promise you won't be disappointed”Alicia B wrote this review Wednesday, April 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pudge is looking for "The Great Perhaps". He wasnt happy with how his life was so he decided to go to the boarding school his dad went to so he could do something more interesting.”Deitrich Pettus II wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, so I wanted to read more Green and picked this novel. It was okay, if you like to read about boarding school life with a main character that has no real spine and a set of characters that aren't given enough light to really become fully dimensional. I found it mostly dull, although I did appreciate the way Green structures thoughts and his use of words.”a stor(e)y wrote this review Sunday, April 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was without a doubt, my FAVORITE book I have ever read. I love how John Green isn't afraid to put it all out there. He doesn't hold back on the language and he keeps everything in his books very real. His characters are people I think would and do actually exist in real life. Whereas in most book, all the characters are so perfect and have no flaws whatsoever.
This book is about a kid named Myles "Pudge" Walters, who goes to boarding school and eventually meets his best friends Alaska and the Colonel. ”
“Looking for Alaska will rip your heart out.
You should read it.”
“Unfortunately, I had higher expectations of this book. I read a previous John Green novel called "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" and loved it.
This one, while enjoyable, didn't really leave me with a sense of fulfillment when I finished it. It kinda left me like "that was it? really?" and I can't explain why. Perhaps I was expecting a happier ending but I got a realistic one. Which I shouldn't be so mad about, but I am. I read to escape from reality, not to get a substantial dose of "this is not possible".
All in all, I liked the journey and I liked the characters.”
“John Green has done it again folks! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!! READ IT!!! ”~Tiana~ wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I actually liked this book a lot. John Green is a great author who wrote another one of my favorite books (The Fault in Our Stars). This one is about a boy named Miles who goes to a boarding school. He meets a bunch of people and a girl named Alaska.
I recommend this book for 12+.”
“Wow - John Green is a powerful writer - always a message. I am a 50+ adult reading YA books - love the messages, but some of the teenage pathos is a bit much for me - but probably great for the traditional YA reader! ”Susan Frick wrote this review Sunday, April 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No