Well, I actually finished Looking for Alaska 2 or 3 days ago. It took me forever to read this small book. I finally did figure out why it took me so long. The book was written with a guy talking. Something about books written where guys are the main character just doesn't mix with me. But it was, in fact, a good book.
Looking for Alaska
Miles "Pudge" Halter, sixteen, is leaving his home in Florida and starting his first year at a private school in Alabama. He is in search of the "Great Perhaps". Upon arriving at the school he meets his roommate "The Colonel" and his friend Alaska, a girl who lives on the edge, loves to talk about sex and is pretty much on a path to self-destruction. It's Alaska, Miles, and The Colonel vesus the Weekend Warriors in a war of pranks. Miles finds himself enthralled with Alaska until one day tragedy strikes and Miles finds himself lost and realizes he is in-love with her. After the accident Miles and "The Colonel" become engulfed in finding out what happened and finding out how to get out of this Labyrinth.
The book is broken down into to parts. With days used as chapters. One part is labeled "Before" the other part is labeled "After".
The story itself is very touching but I just couldn't really get into the book. I'm not sure if it's because it was written from a guys point of view but I just couldn't connect with this book. It is on the top 100 teen reads list and I can't fathom why. The writing was good, The plot and characters were good, but nothing stood out as extraordinary to me personally. There was adventure, sadness and silliness. I know other would probably enjoy the book a lot more than I did. I give the book a 2/5 stars.
I think the cover has to do with Alaska and the other characters being smokers. I do like the cover but it's kind of boring.
Now I am reading:
Something Like Fate - Susane Colasanti
So far I'm reading this book pretty quickly. Going to look into getting the rest of the books she has written. Just remember, everyone has their own reading speed and everyone has their own personal likes an dislikes.
In other news:
Black Friday sales are scary. But I did manage to get a 40'' TV for my fiance'. Saw a fight between a tiny Korean woman and some trashy looking teenager. The teenager had someone saving her a place in line and the Korean woman wasn't having ANY of that crap. It was a pretty eventful Thanksgiving holiday. Sorry no new bookmark or anything else interesting! Stay safe people and Happy Holidays =)