Looking for Alaska is John Green’s first novel, published in March by Dutton Juvenile. It won the Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library. Buy Cercando Alaska by John Green, L. Celi from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Buy Cercando Alaska by John Green, L. Celi (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Pudge realizes the truth of this and reconciles with the Colonel. In MarchThe Knoxville Journal reported that a parent of a year-old Karns High School student objected to the book’s placement on the Honors and Advanced Placement classes’ required reading lists for Knox County high schools on the grounds that its sex scene and its use of profanity rendered it pornography.

Retrieved 5 December Throughout the book, the events that Miles and other characters experience are typical coming-of-age situations. Ultimately, Miles is able to come to the conclusion that Alaska would forgive him for any fault of his in her death and thus his grief is resolved in a healthy way.

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After the challenge, students were given an alternate book for any parents who were not comfortable with their children reading the book. Nelson — I’ll Give You the Sun When Alaska dies unexpectedly, the repercussions in the lives of her friends are significant, especially for Pudge and the Colonel. Book reviews often note this theme, bringing up the instances in the book such as grief that cause the characters to look at life from a new and more mature perspective.

Parents and school administrators have questioned the aaska language, sexual content, and depiction of tobacco and alcohol use.

Looking for Alaska first edition cover. Reviews of Looking for Alaska are generally positive. By the end of the book, it is clear that Miles has grown throughout the year. The Colonel insists on grfen Jake, her boyfriend, but Pudge refuses, fearing that he might learn that Alaska never loved him. Insisting that she has to leave, Alaska drives away while drunk with Pudge and the Colonel distracting Mr.


One parent still insisted on getting the book banned and filed a Request for Reconsideration on the basis that Looking For Alaska would tempt students to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex despite the decisions made after the challenge. She also points out that in writing Looking for AlaskaJohn Green wished to dive deeper into the grieving process by asking the question “how does one rationalize the harshness and messiness of gfeen when one has, through stupid, thoughtless, and johj human actions, contributed to that very harshness?

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Unfortunately, Pudge and Lara have a disastrous date, ending with a concussed Pudge throwing up on Lara. LaCour — We Are Okay. Hyde poses a question to his class about the meaning of life, Pudge takes this opportunity to write about it as a labyrinth of suffering. He ends with encouraging his viewers to attend the Depew School Board hearing to defend the choice of parents, students, and teachers to have Looking for Alaska included in public schools.

The gang celebrates a series of pranks by drinking and partying, and an inebriated Alaska confides about her mother’s death from an aneurysm when she was eight years old. Even though some qlaska the novel’s prominent themes are about death, grief and loss, John Green ties hope into the end of the novel to solve Pudge’s cercsndo conflict brought on by Alaska’s death. Green defends the inclusion of the oral sex scene in Looking for Alaska stating, “The whole reason that scene in question exists in Looking for Alaska is vercando I wanted to draw a contrast cetcando that scene, when there is a lot of physical intimacy, but it is ultimately very emotionally empty, and the scene that immediately follows it, when there is not a serious physical interaction, but there’s this intense cercxndo connection.

Scholar Barb Dean concludes that it is normal to seek answers about what happened and why.

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Printz award cercndo and has also won praise from organizations such as the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Times among others. They argue and the Colonel accuses Pudge of only loving an idealized Alaska that Pudge made up in his head. Because this investigation turns into something that is used to deal with the harsh reality of losing Alaska, it leads to Pudge finding his way through his gteen personal labyrinth of suffering and finding deeper meaning to his life.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Printz Award from the American Library Association[1] and led the association’s list of most-challenged books in due to profanity and sexually explicit scenes.

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He also condemns the way that groups of parents underestimate alask intelligence of teenagers and their ability to analyze literature. Many comment on the relatable high school characters and situations as well as more complex ideas such as how topics like grief are handled. Hyde also asks the class what their call for hope is, and Pudge decides his is his escape of his personal labyrinth of suffering. They later learn that Alaska has crashed her car and died.

Green — Looking for Alaska McCaughrean — The White Darkness Green said that certain rgeen chains were uncomfortable with displaying or selling a book with a cover that featured cigarette smoke, so the candle was added beneath the smoke.

Later inJohn Green announced in a Vlogbrother’s video and on social media that the film adaption has once again been shelved indefinitely. Retrieved 30 October After Alaska’s death, Pudge and Colonel investigate the circumstances surrounding cerxando traumatic event. Overall, many reviewers agree that this is a coming of green story that is appealing to both older and younger readers.