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Looking for Alaska / John Green.

Green, John 1977- (Author).
Book Book (2007, c2005.)
Description: 221, 11 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2007, c2005.
28 of 38 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library.
1 current hold with 38 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Teen Paperback Teen/ Paperback (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780142402511 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0142402516 (pbk.)
General Note: Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for 2006.
Michael L. Printz Award, 2006.
Summary: Sixteen year old Miles Halter's adolescence has been one long nonevent, no challenge, no girls, no mischief, and no real friends. Seeking what Rabelais called the Great Perhaps, he leaves Florida for a boarding school in Birmingham, Alabama. His roommate, Chip, is a dirt poor genius scholarship student with a Napoleon complex who lives to one up the school's rich preppies. Chip's best friend is Alaska Young, with whom Miles and every other male in her orbit falls instantly in love. She is literate, articulate, and beautiful, and she exhibits a reckless combination of adventurous and self destructive behavior. She and Chip teach Miles to drink, smoke, and plot elaborate pranks. Alaska's story unfolds in all night bull sessions, and the depth of her unhappiness becomes obvious.
Michael L. Printz Award, 2006.
Citation: Green, John. "Looking for Alaska." New York : Speak, 2007, 2005.
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