Review: Looking For Alaska

This review contains no spoilers. After reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I knew I had to read another book by John Green so I decided to read Looking For Alaska after hearing a lot of good things about this book.

The story of course is in the whole perspective of Miles Halter, the protagonist as we get to go with him on his journey to a new school in Alabama. It’s not every day you get to read a YA book in the perspective of a male since most YA books these days are always focused on a females perspective so it was nice change. At first, when reading the book, I found it a bit hard to get into and I was asking myself why because when I started reading The Fault in Our Stars, I immediately dived into it without hesitation. But when I started reading Looking For Alaska, I suppose I didn’t find all the characters appealing , if the that’s the right word to use because I later found out that this story, these characters could be you and I. There’s is no fantasy or supernatural. This is a story of teenage boy trying to cope with his new life in a new school which in reality is something we all go through along with making new friends and so on.

After so many years reading fiction stories where most stories involves something that doesn’t exist in our world, I sometimes find it hard to read to something that is ordinary because why read something that can happen everyday when you could go on an adventure in magical worlds. But I got into this book which now makes me want to read a lot more books focused in the real world than in a fantasy world.

I knew before even reading the book or looking into what the book was about that were was going to be a tragedy. Of course, trying to figure out what happens before I even started reading but I sort of guessed when it did happen. It happened so fast though which in a way made it a bit unexpected.

In the end, this story is worth reading. Whether you want something new to read or in just a mood to read about teenagers, then this is the book. The character are likeable but it doesn’t always mean their actions is.

Have you read Looking For Alaska? If so, what do you think of it?