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Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska

Green, John, 1977- author

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism. His roommate there introduces him to Alaska Young and he develops a crush on her

Paperback, Book. English. Bildungsromans. School fiction. Young adult fiction. Older Teenage Fiction. Fiction 13+.
Published London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: John Green
ISBN: 0007523165, 9780007523160
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: New York: Dutton Books, 2005.
Physical Description: 268 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Boarding schools Alabama Fiction.; First loves Fiction.

Author note

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels including THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. He has received numerous accolades including the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor and the Edgar Award. John is also one half of the Vlogbrothers; co-creator, with his brother, Hank, of the popular video blog Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 30 million times by Nerdfighter fans all over the globe (

Join John's 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen) or visit him online at and John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The unmissable first novel from bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

"If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."

Miles Halter's whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young.

Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again.

'Looking for Alaska' brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.


Praise for John Green:"Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy" Jodi Picoult

"A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, 'The Fault in Our Stars' is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more" Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

"Damn near genius . . . Simply devastating . . . Fearless in the face of powerful, uncomplicated, unironized emotion" TIME

"Funny . . . Poignant . . . Luminous" Entertainment Weekly