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  • Written by: John Green
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Looking for Alaska

Written by: John Green
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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Publisher's Summary

Now a Hulu Limited Series!

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the number one best-selling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A New York Times Best Seller
A USA Today Best Seller
NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels
TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time
A PBS Great American Read Selection
Millions of copies sold!

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love. Last words.

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps”. Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked number one best-selling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

©2008 John Green (P)2019 Listening Library

What the critics say

"What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter." (Chicago Tribune)

"A gem of modern literature." (Guardian)

"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice." (Kirkus)

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So everything

I wish I could forget about this book entirely so I could reread it for the first time again. 101% recommend although 13+ or an educated 11 year old

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A Story About Life and Loss

Looking for Alaska is hands down one of my favourite books ever. I don't know why this book hit me so well but it did. It is not for everyone but if you want a deep look into life, loss and reflecting on those who are gone. This audiobook will give you much to ponder.

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Wil Wheaton made this come alive

The story was a good teenage angst story. Easy to follow and enjoyable. The literary lightness I like to enjoy while out for my exercise. The part of this novel I loved was how well Wil Wheaton told the story. He gave life to each character and gave life to the story itself.
I and glad I did the audible version of this story.

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Fanfuckingtastic

Loved it all of it every word this should absolutely be in every classroom fantastic

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