Monday, February 2, 2015
John Green's first novel is a treasure. Set in an Alabama boarding school, the story's main character is Miles, a junior from Florida in his first year at Culver Creek. In Florida, Miles did not have any friends and looks to reinvent himself at Culver Creek. He quickly becomes friends with his roomate, Chip, aka The Colonel, Takumi, a Japanese American with a great talent for rapping, and Alaska Young, whom he falls in love with the instant they meet. Green succeeds in writing a true "coming-of-age" novel, centered around a life-changing (not happy) event. This book is definitely geared toward older teens/mature readers.
The story is real, raw and emotional. Have a box of tissues ready for the "after" section of the book. Absolutely fabulous!
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