In The Fault in Our Stars author John Green's Looking for Alaska, beautiful, charismatic Alaska is the girl who is the focus of attention for Miles Halter in this vivid coming-of-age novel.
Miles has recently joined Culver Creek, a boarding school in Alabama, and his "one big non-event life" is suddenly enlivened with reckless school pranks, a hopeless, lust-filled crush on Alaska and illicit drinking and smoking with roommates.
Winner of an American Library Association award, this novel is both funny and heartbreaking, and will resonate with young adult readers aged 14+.
I loved this book, like the majority of John Green's works it was full of inspirational quotes, and real-life situations. However I strongly recommend that it's for a mature 16+ because some of the themes would be very disturbing and graphic for anyone younger than this.
Adult content - beware -
I bought three John Green titles for my daughter who is a sensible age 13, with a much higher reading age capability.
She started this book first. She showed me a page with a scene depicting teenagers watching and discussing an adult film, using sexual language. I found this to be a little too graphic for the suggested reading age of 13+ and would warn others to be aware of the content.