By: John Green
Publisher/Year: (Speak) Penguin Group, 2005
Setting: Culver Creek Preparatory School, Alabama
Young Adult, Fiction, Coming of Age, Boarding School
Adult language, Substance abuse, Sexual situations, Death
Pluses: The quasi-diary style writing and plenty of conflicts kept me captivated to the very end.
Finding Alaska is a poignant coming of age story about three teens at boarding school. In this book, the three vital protagonists Miles “Pudge” Halter, Alaska Young, and Chip “Colonel” Martin navigate the challenging waters of adolescence.
Pudge has a crush on the mysterious and seemingly unattainable Alaska Young, and he seeks to gain insight into her feelings about him from his roommate Colonel. Throughout this book, the main characters cultivate friendships and relationships until one shocking night that will change their destinies forever.
Awards/Recognitions: New York Times Bestseller, Michael L. Printz Award, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Top 10, and much more
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