Book Review #304
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Rating: zero stars (out of four)
Miles is sent off to a boarding school in Alabama and isn't quite sure what to expect, then he befriends Alaska, a crazy, wild girl who just so happens to be drop-dead gorgeous.
Being especially wary of this book because I had already attempted to read it in the past, I told myself that maybe I didn't read it with an open mind, after all, it had won the Printz Award. But to my huge disappointment, I discovered that I had been correct in my previous judgement. This book was filled with questionable and inappropriate content. Drinking, swearing, sex, all of these had quite large parts in this novel and I was severally annoyed with how much adult content was in this book, it was total filth. If this was a movie I have no doubt it would be rated R. I was not impressed with the characters, they were shallow and underdeveloped. I never cared for them, I was only wanting them to grow up. I would never recommend this book.