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Looking for Alaska
Contributor(s): Green, John (Author)

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ISBN: 0142402516     ISBN-13: 9780142402511
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2007

Annotation: Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Speak
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Dating & Sex
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 14-17
Grade Level: 9-12
Lexile Measure: 850(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.4" W x 8.1" (0.50 lbs) 221 pages
- Geographic Orientation - Alabama
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Green Mountain Book Award, Winner, Grades 9-12, 2008
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/22/2007 pg. 187
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 86391
Reading Level: 5.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
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Publisher Description:
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick

A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A 2005 Booklist Editors Choice

A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Before. Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even more (Franois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.

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