Looking For Alaska by John Green ~ Fiction Book Review

99561Like all books that get a lot of hype, this one has received mixed reviews. A lot of love, a lot of hate, and plenty of middle of the road, “Mehs”.  Personally, I really enjoyed it. It didn’t make me cry, but then again, The Fault In Our Stars, the book for which author John Green is most known for, didn’t either. What this book did do was make me both think and feel.

It reminded me of my own youth, that tumultuous time of constantly being in emotional overload, sometimes without even knowing why, and of making piss poor decisions against my better judgement. (I blame it on my ‘not quite fully developed’ frontal lobe.)

What I love most about this book, and this whole new crop of awesome  books that are taking over the YA market, is that they treat teenagers as humans.  Imagine that. Those grumbly little misfits may actually be intelligent creatures with pain, frustration, and other feelings that adults may identify with. Go figure. 5 stars.

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3 Responses to Looking For Alaska by John Green ~ Fiction Book Review

  1. K.M. Sutton says:

    I love that you are reviewing YA books 🙂 I loved this book and actually preferred it to Fault in our Stars. Your review was right on point. ❤

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    • Shannon H. says:

      Thanks 😉 I’m trying to branch out and not read any of my favorite authors this year. Now I’ve found all new favorites, and discovered a few new subgenres that I really enjoy!

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      • K.M. Sutton says:

        I need to take lessons from you! Ever since I was little I have always been die hard about my authors. While I have branched out, I couldn’t go a year without reading their books. Of course some of them go a year in between books..So there is that 😉 That is awesome! I love discovering new favorite authors and genres. It opens up a whole new book universe. 🙂 ❤

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