Disclaimer: I liked the book. Really. But I ruin things.
I've reviewed another book by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, which I also liked. But I ruined it for myself on a couple of different levels. First and foremost, John Green's target audience is teen to young adult. I am not a teen and sadly no longer a young adult. But as I read the book (in this case, both books) I could not put myself in the teen/young adult mind space. If I had, I think I'd probably be writing John Green a fan letter right now rather than writing this review. So that's my own issue, not Mr. Green's. On another level.....I ruin things. Both books were too easy to figure out. Again, had I been a teen/young adult I would probably feel differently. But I am old, so therefore I ruin.
In Looking for Alaska, we follow our narrator Miles to boarding school. Miles asked his parents to be
|Not the Alaska we're looking for.|
|I feel like this book and this movie|
are second cousins.
So to sum up: I liked the book. I thought it was too easy to figure out. That might be because I'm old and have a preternatural way of ruining all things. I also want to say to all teenagers everywhere that though you feel your pranks are epic and will never be outdone......they already have been. So knock it off. Anyway, it's a good book for the right person. I am not that person.