My English review here http://theteenytinytoutfaire.blogspot.it/2016/10/novel-of-week-looking-for-alaska-by.html
Easy and enjoyable to read, Looking for Alaska follows mainly two youngsters in their search for a purpose. During their one-year-long story, they (we) will learn something about suffering and hope, guilt and forgiveness.
The book is mostly funny college accounts for the first half, then it gets serious and deep with an announced yet well orchestrated plot twist. The characters are well designed but in truth I won't miss them now that the book is over. I wasn't conquered much by them. It's been nice to know Pudge, Alaska and the Colonel but it's time to move on. They'll sure forgive me......Continua
I must say that almost everybody who had read this book and I talked to about it told me that I'd be disappointed reading this book, especially after I had loved so much TFIOS. Eventually, I must say that I wasn't disappointed reading it and I still am not after have finished it at 4AM, staying up wide awake almost all night long to read what was going to happen then.
This was only the second book by John Green I read, after TFIOS, but 100% of times this occurred, reading until dawn, I mean, despite I had school that morning.
I really can't say for sure why putting death in every love story he writes about make teens so fond of it. I reckon it's because we all are frightened of death. And apart of that he can describe so well teen life and so.
TFIOS is still one of the best books I have ever read (-pretty sure Alaska would love it too and keep it in her own library-) and of course the best one by John Green (despite I had only read two), but this was pretty much a success in my reading skills and culture, in my personal library. It striked me off like a thunder. If not only people, but books too, were rain, this would be a big, huge, tough, striking thunder.
I also want to say that I read the original version of "Loking for Alaska", the English version of course, and I found it so easy to read (I'm not an English native speaker at all). At the same time it taught me so many new words that I'm sure I won't forget and it put me literally inside slang high school English Language, which is really cool compared to the basic scolar English we study at school. Then, if you're looking for a book to read in English, obviously if you are not a native English speaker, this is the right one.
Summing up, read this book and I'm sure you'll like it, both girls and boys. I just want to say that if you're not that young anymore, you probably won't like it: you will only regret of having smoked that much and drank that much when you were in high school.
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Un libro strano molto bello in alcuni punti molto masochista in alti...
non troppo facile da capire, non semplice da accettare.
Questo è l'ultimo libro che leggo di Green, e spero di ricordarmelo. Colpa delle stelle pensavo fosse diverso, ma non è stata una delusione. Questo qui inveceè il libro più assurdo che io abbia mai letto. Non c'è un personaggio che mi piace. Simpatizzo solo per Lara, che non si è poi "vista" più di tanto. Ci sono scene in cui ho riso, e lo shcerzo in memoria di Alaska è stato epico... (CONTINUA SUL BLOG)...Continua