Looking For Alaska -John Green
I read this book solely because I’d heard so many people say how wonderful it is. And it really is.
This is one of the few books I’ve ever read where an adult author has got into the head of a teenager so fully and completely and truly, and it’s this (and many other reasons) that makes this book so wonderfully enchanting.
It’s so refreshing to read a book aimed at teenagers or young adults that isn’t condescending or written in a style that makes the reader feel like a simpleton.
It’s equally refreshing to read, what is, a love story that hasn’t jumped on the sickly sweet vampire bandwagon.
This isn’t, however, just a love story. It’s the tale of seeking “The Great Prehaps”, of growing up, of falling in love, of losing, of remembering, of forgetting and of being indestructible.
I would advise everyone to read this book, it really has changed the way I look at things and, in my opinion, for the better.