Book Recommendation – Ms. Stuart

Looking for Alaska – John Green


– Miles Halter leaves home in Florida to attend boarding school searching for the “Great Perhaps.” Upon arriving, he makes friends with “The Colonel,” and the elusive, beautiful, and emotionally unstable Miss Alaska Young. Together they wreak havoc on Culver Creek Boarding School. Constantly getting in trouble and pranking the “Weekend Warriors,” Miles finally feels like he has found his place, until everything changes.

Warning, this is not a book for the weak of heart. The characters in this novel struggle with drinking, feeling lost, suicide, guilt, and depression.  These are real issues that teenagers tangle with all of the time. The author helps you to really understand the characters and you will feel like you are friends with the characters by the end of your journey. Their heartache is your heartache; their triumphs are your triumphs. Happy reading!

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