Looking for Alaskaby John Green
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- Grades: 9 - 12
- Ages: 14 - and up
Humor, hip dialogue, and honest emotion hone this award-wining coming-of-age story to a razor-sharp edge!
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Chip and Alaska are the perfect cure for boredom with their wit, pranks, and unpredictable behavior, and they're outcasts like Pudge. Chip is a brilliant scholarship student with a chip on his shoulder when it comes to rich kids who have never had to work for anything. And Alaska is dangerously moody and self-destructive. But how can Pudge resist falling in love with a girl who mesmerizes everyone she meets?
With chapter titles like "one hundred and thirty-six days before" (and, later, "seven days after"), readers know from the start that this spot-on portrait of teen angst and infatuation is on a countdown to tragedy, but that knowledge only makes them hang on every word. In his Printz Award-winning debut novel, John Green has created characters who are sure to haunt readers' memories for years after the last page has been turned.
Now a tv series!