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Cercando Alaska (2005)

di John Green

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Miles Halter, sedici anni, colto e introverso, comincia a frequentare un'esclusiva prep school dell'Alabama. Qui lega subito con Chip, povero e brillantissimo, ammesso alla scuola grazie a una borsa di studio, e con Alaska Young, divertente, sexy, attraente, avventurosa studentessa di cui tutti sono innamorati. Insieme bevono, fumano, stanno svegli la notte e inventano scherzi brillanti e complicati. Ma Miles non ci mette molto a capire che Alaska è infelice, e quando lei muore schiantandosi in auto vuole sapere perché. È stato davvero un incidente? O Alaska ha cercato la morte?… (altro)
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    mad.: this his john green's first book and although it has a completely different plot and characters it has the same style as an Abundance of Katherines
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If you have ever stumbled into that unnamable mystery found in the bond of true friendship, life-living, risk-taking, late-night conversations, and eternal youth, then you will know the tragedy that nothing gold can stay and you will find yourself taken by the story of Miles "Pudge" Halter, the "Colonel," Alaska Young and friends. When Miles leaves his Florida prep school for a boarding school in Alabama, he soon finds himself loving his life among the "wrong crowd." Diving head first into a world of drinking, smoking, sex, and practical jokes, the gang must come to terms with their own demons as they grow closer together. Uplifting and devastating, "Looking For Alaska" leaves you looking for a way out of the labyrinth of grief and pain we walk through together.
I love the humor and wit of the characters as they banter with one another and slowly begin the process of revealing more and more of themselves to each other. The philosophical pontifications Miles gives along the way remind us of what it is like to try and make sense of the world we find ourselves in and what it is like to confront grief and guilt and pain while seeking a "Great Perhaps." ( )
  joshua.moser | Jul 23, 2022 |
Looking for Alaska is a coming-of-age novel that touches on themes of meaning, grief, hope, and youth-adult relationships.
Looking for Alaska was the No. 1 most challenged book of 2015. It also made appearances on the ALA’s Top 10 Most Challenged Books List in 2012, 2013, and 2014, as some consider one scene in the book too sexually explicit. In 2008 it was banned from schools in Depew, New York and in 2012 from Sumner County, Tennessee.
  LMariaHG | Jul 17, 2022 |
My oldest daughter is a fan of John Greens work. I've seen "The fault in our stars" movie, it was great, but sad, so I didn't want to read the book. Papertowns doesn't really interest me. My daughter gave me this to read and told me I'd love it... she was right. I didn't even realize while reading this that the school is based off a real school in Alabama, my home State.This info tid bit made me appreciate it even more.

I love this book! This will be a reread for me. I loved the main protagonist, as well as the supporting cast.....except Alaska, who I found selfish and annoying. I was immediately pulled in and did NOT put this down. I finished it in one sitting. Well done Green! ( )
  Jfranklin592262 | May 22, 2022 |
Have you ever read a book that you keep thinking about, even after you are long done with reading it? This is that book. I don't know how John Green has tapped into the teenage brain and heart, but he is basically a genius on those creatures.

This is a coming-of-age book that reminds me of "Catcher in the Rye," just up-to-date. The kids drink, a lot, smoke, a lot, cuss, a lot, have sex, a lot. The characters are great: Pudge, The Colonel, Alaska, the Old Man, the Eagle. The story is from Pudge's point of view and is about a group of outsiders in a private school. They stay on weekends and sometimes holidays. When they go home it is more likely to a trailer than a mansion like some of their peers. These kids are insightful and deep.

The best part for me was when the boys drove "through" the accident. It was so moving and sad and real and horrible. It was exactly what I would have done. Their response was also perfect.

This book is about life and loss. Growing up but not too much. Seriousness and silliness. I laughed literally outloud and cried at all the sad parts. It is about making memories and creating futures. I predict a classic read here.

"There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless." pg. 218.

Cheers to the Great Perhaps and may we enjoy the ride to wherever that leads. ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
Funny, charming, moving and true. I liked this a lot even if it maybe lays it on a bit thick at times. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Miles Halter is a teenager from Florida who likes to read bibliographies and collect last words of famous people. He decided to go to Alabama to finish last two years of his high school education. Miles chooses Culver Creek Preparatory School. His parents are questioning if he decide to go to preparatory school to meet new people and change his boring life style.
Miles instantly became a friend with his roommate Colonel who gave him a nick name Pudge. The Colonel is clever, proud, and financially poor. He is a born leader. Miles got introduced to Alaska Young. She gave his life a new dimension. Alaska is a beautiful, funny, intelligent, and rebellious. Miles falls for Alaska. She became a center of Miles universe.
This book is made using a before and after counting element to build up a grand climax of events. It is an unusual, but effective way of presenting a story. It is a great read. Many teen topics are addressed here: smoking, alcohol consumption and consequences, meaning of life, friendship, belonging, religion, death and dying, grief, and healing.
The author of Looking for Alaska, John Green, made me think about life and our attitude about it. A topic of depression got brought in with Alaska’s behavior. She gave out many times signs that she is suicidal. Her attitude about dying and her struggle with her mother’s passing away was never addressed in a productive way. Her depression was not taken seriously. Consequences are tragic and unbearable.
aggiunto da sla3 | modificaschool review, sla3
 
Miles's narration is alive with sweet, self-deprecating humor, and his obvious struggle to tell the story truthfully adds to his believability.
aggiunto da khuggard | modificaSchool Library Journal, Johanna Lewis
 

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
John Greenautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Celi, LiaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
McCarthy, LindaProgetto della copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Vandervoort, IreneDesignerautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Woodman, JeffNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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Miles Halter, sedici anni, colto e introverso, comincia a frequentare un'esclusiva prep school dell'Alabama. Qui lega subito con Chip, povero e brillantissimo, ammesso alla scuola grazie a una borsa di studio, e con Alaska Young, divertente, sexy, attraente, avventurosa studentessa di cui tutti sono innamorati. Insieme bevono, fumano, stanno svegli la notte e inventano scherzi brillanti e complicati. Ma Miles non ci mette molto a capire che Alaska è infelice, e quando lei muore schiantandosi in auto vuole sapere perché. È stato davvero un incidente? O Alaska ha cercato la morte?

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