Friday, 1 March 2013

Looking For Alaska by John Green

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You know when you read a really good book and it completely changes your perception on life?  As cliché as this sounds, I've just found that again.  Over the past couple of weeks (albeit, would have only been days if I hadn't been working...) I have been reading 'Looking For Alaska' by John Green.  I don't like to read books in keeping with a 'trend', as I am well aware this is a very popular book at the moment - especially on Instagram!  I literally bought it on a whim after I finished 'Perks of Being A Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky - which I don't think anything can ever top for me.  However, Looking For Alaska comes close.  If you've read Perks, and you really enjoyed it, I'd definitely recommend this read by John Green.  It takes quite a while to get into, but once you do, you won't want to put it down.  There are sections that will make you laugh, and sections that will make you tear up.. and you will probably end up comparing 'Pudge' to 'Charlie' and 'The Colonel' to 'Patrick' from Perks too!  I don't want to go into too much detail because I'd like you to see for yourselves what this book is about, but I'd definitely give it a thumbs up!

Oh, and if you follow me on Twitter, it will probably make a little more sense now what some of my ramblings recently have been about - I love a good quote!
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  1. I read this some time last year and really didn't enjoy it! I think because of the hype I expected too much and just kinda thought "Is that it...?" but I loved Perks. I'd really recommend John Green's The Fault In Our Stars and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall if you're into those kind of books :) xx

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    1. I much preferred the 'after' section of the book, and just before that - I thought that's when the book really picked up! I think the after section was far more raw & I felt like I was more engaged with finding out what had happened (trying not to give any spoilers in my comments!). I've actually just bought The Fault in Our Stars & so it should be arriving next week which I'm excited about! :) Also bought To Kill A Mockingbird, which I can't believe I still haven't read! xx

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  2. Ah I've read this too a little while ago! If you enjoyed this you might like The Secret History by Donna Tartt - similar kind of college setting but a little darker :) xxx

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    1. I've never heard of The Secret History before but I will add it to my reading list! :) Thank you for the recommendation! xxx

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