Looking for Alaska (Hardcover)

Author: Green, John

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Sixteen-year-old Miles first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash. *Author: Green, John *Series Title: Teens Top 10 (Awards) *Publication Date: 2005/03/03 *Number of Pages: 221 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780525475064
SKU 39958899
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0525475060
Release Date 3/3/2005
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Praise
"Green gives the time-tested plot of boarding-school maturation its full and considerable due, evoking the substantial appeal of the situation's hothouse intensity, heady independence, and endless possibilities."
"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green's mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge's voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska's vanilla-and cigarettes scent."
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First Line The week before I left my family and Florida and the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party. To say that I had low expectations would be to underestimate the matter dramatically.
Annotation Close friendships, hilarious pranks, and illicit smoking await scrawny, nerdy high-school junior Miles Halter when he goes away to Culver Creek, an Alabama boarding school. Immediately nicknamed Pudge by his roommate--a small, well-muscled scholarship student called the Colonel--Miles becomes a part of a tightly-knit group of pranksters headed by a sensual, opinionated, cigarette-smoking, booze-swilling girl named Alaska. Miles is intrigued by her, half in love, and desperate to discover the truth behind her mysterious mood swings and wild behavior. Each character in this sensitive, funny, and sad young-adult novel struggles with the agonies of being a teenager, perfectly stated in Alaska's own Religion term paper question: "How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?"
Editors Note Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0221
Publisher Dutton Books

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