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John Michael Green, born on August 24, year 1977, is an American author, podcaster and YouTube content creator. In 2006, he won the Printz Award for his first novel, Looking for Alaska, and several of his subsequent books have been number one on The New York Times Best Seller list, including his most popular novel named, The Fault in Our Stars. The 2014 film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars opened at number one at the box office and was a critical and commercial success. In 2014, Green was named to Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Another film based on a green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015.

In addition to being a novelist, Green is known for creating online content, particularly his YouTube projects. In 2007 he started the channel Vlogbrothers with his brother Hank Green. Since then, John and Hank have created events like Project for Awesome and VidCon, and created several online series including Crash Course, an educational channel that teaches literature, history, science and more. John also hosts the weekly comedy podcast Dear Hank & John and the essay podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed, which he adapted into a book of the same name.

Green was born on August 24, year 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Three weeks after his birth, his family moved to Michigan, then to Birmingham, Alabama, and finally to Orlando, Fla. He attended Glenridge Middle School and Lake Highland High School in Orlando. He later attended Indian Springs School outside of Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated in 1995. Indian Springs served as the inspiration for the main setting of his first book, Looking for Alaska. Green graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with dual majors in English and Religious Studies. He has spoken about being bullied and how it made life difficult for him as a teenager.

After graduating from college, Green served as a student chaplain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for five months while enrolled at the University of Chicago Divinity School, although he never actually went to school. Originally he wanted to be a priest in the Episcopal Church, but the traumatic experiences of working in a hospital with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and injuries caused him to reconsider his path. Parts of his experience inspired him to become an author and later to write The Fault in Our Stars.

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Green lived in Chicago for several years, where he worked for book review magazine Booklist as a publishing assistant and production editor while working on the writing of Looking for Alaska. There he reviewed hundreds of books, especially fiction and books about Islam or Siamese twins. He has also reviewed books for The New York Times Book Review and written original radio essays for NPR’s All Things Considered and WBEZ, Chicago’s public radio station. Green later lived in New York City for two years while his wife, Sarah Urist Green, attended graduate school.

BookLooking For Alaska
AuthorJohn Green
LanguageEnglish
Size1.2 MB
Pages221
CategoryFiction Novel

Looking For Alaska Book PDF download for free

Looking For Alaska Book PDF download for free

Miles Halter is fascinated by the famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He goes to a boarding school to look for what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps”. Much awaits Miles in Culver Creek, including the Alaska Young, who will draw Miles into her maze and catapult him into the Great Maybe.

The Quest for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked the arrival of best-selling author John Green as an innovative new voice in contemporary fiction.

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A warning: if you are suffering from depression and/or suicidal thoughts, this book may not be a good story to read. I was really surprised by the depth of this book regarding depression, suicide and loss. I have tried to find books to help me understand several people I know well personally, two of whom committed suicide and my older brother who drank himself to death.

I have found it really difficult but helpful to find books that can help me understand the fact that no matter how well we think we know someone or want to help them, there are sides to mental disorders, depression and suicide. . making it difficult to really understand the depth of your problem. After reading other books like 13 Reasons Why, All the Bright Places, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and others, this Looking for Alaska book had so many poignant points that I found it more helpful than the other books.

First of all, John Green’s characters were well constructed in terms of the close circle of friends, being there for each other and lots of questions of belonging, where do I fit in etc, the teenage angst going through that many are happening A lot of this book made me think of recent pains, which is mine daughter went through in high school, which were sometimes brutal. But these are timeless problems, and it was easy to recall my own problems many years ago.

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Alaska Young, the protagonist, was very well written. She was beautiful, funny, smart, and popular (to a point), but there were unpredictable and moody aspects about her that were difficult to understand (which is so true of depression and mental health issues). Our narrator Pudge is in love with her as most boys her age would be. And they become best friends. But there’s the Colonel, Pudge’s roommate, funny, smart, with a big chip on his shoulder for rich, privileged kids his age.

He is cute and also very smart. Also, he has known Alaska for several years and knows how moody and moody she can be. Other members of their group Takumi and Lara. As the story shows adjustment issues, Alaska is a character very easy to like. She is full of life and lights up the room with her smile and flirtatious demeanor, but which is also sweet, she always makes it clear to everyone that she has a friend that she loves.

Two major themes throughout the narrative are that Pudge is driven by a quote he read that now rules his life, he says
“I’ll look for a big maybe.” He’s looking for more. Alaska is obsessed with something she read about life’s struggles in a novel that says, “How do I get out of this maze?” As the story progresses, one notices that Alaska loses her temper, she suddenly turns away from everyone and no one can understand that side of her. Especially Pudge. One of the courses Pudge and Alaska share is Religion and Philosophy. This is a great tool that the author uses to address many of the issues that arise.

To get to the point, when you watch Alaska act boldly, sometimes brashly, boldly, taking the blame in front of a panel that caught them all smoking and the like, her behavior seems self-destructive at times . He drinks heavily and even makes a comment to his friends when they ask him why he sometimes chain smokes and inhales so heavily that he says he does it to kill himself. Green does a great job of making it so complex that people with mental health issues are really complex. They can be difficult to understand and unpredictable. And this is Alaska.

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There is a point in the book when everyone is drinking heavily, and Alaska suggests they play a drinking game and count their best day and worst day. They’re all very drunk. And Alaska admits that when her mother was a little girl she died of an aneurysm right before her eyes and she didn’t know what to do so she just sat with her and waited hours for her to wake up. And when his father came home, he made it clear that it was his fault that his mother died.

Why didn’t you call 911? And so. We find out that Alaska is a tortured person and she cannot break free. Needless to say, later in the story, Alaska gets a call from her boyfriend in the middle of the night while she’s drinking. No one knows what is being said but she is terribly upset and crying uncontrollably and she needs to go, she needs to get out and she runs away and dies that night. And the big question is, was it a suicide? And of course her friends helped her because she “had to”. And now they are tormented by the reality that they could have stopped them.

The kind of questioning and blaming that Green describes is so cunning and heartbreaking if you’ve ever suffered the real loss of a loved one, especially if it was through suicide or under tragic circumstances. Religious education resurfaces when it is revealed that Alaska wrote her final essay on How Will We Ever Get Out of This Maze of Suffering? The teacher, who admires Alaska and helps the students cope, writes her question on the board and turns it into a final question for everyone to cope with.

This was a clever ploy in the story as Pudge bounces, and we as readers are trying to make sense of the seemingly senseless loss. Pudge’s essay response is a wonderful summary of the story. He’s using things they learned from Buddhism to say things like, All things that come together fall apart, and all things are connected, so Alaska’s loss, it’s not really lost. “Perhaps it was only matter, and matter is recycled.” But Pudge also recognizes that Alaska’s life was so sad and tragic that it didn’t have to end that way. Pudge writes, “You can survive horrible things,” and he wishes he’d told Alaska that. And that we are as resilient as we think we are.

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