Thoughts: Let’s get this out of the way, but John Green is one of my all time favorite authors. So, I will try to do a complete and honest review for you. I read this book a while ago and felt that I should re-read it to write a review. Here we go.
Goodreads Summary: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.
When ever I read a John Green book I always feel like I have to stop and really think about what I’ve read. This book is no exception. This book talks about pretty much everything that we as humans believe. This novel really takes a look at the struggles and joys of life. What’s great about this story is that the reader feels a genuine connection to the characters and I don’t know about you, but I would love to meet them.
One of the extraordinary things that Green does is he writes reality. What were scared of, the things we want, the journey to finding our-self. It was a roller coaster of emotions.. I know this is really short, but I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s a book you just have to read for yourself. Here’s one of my favorite quotes.
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” – John Green
This is an amazing book that will stay with its readers for a long, long time. If you haven’t picked up a John Green book, you must!
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