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Looking for Alaska / John Green.

Green, John, 1977- (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780142402511
  • ISBN: 0142402516
  • ISBN: 0142402516
  • ISBN: 9780142402511
  • Description: 221, 11 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Speak, 2007, c2005.

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Current holds

4 current holds with 31 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Stoneham Young Adult Area Young Adult Paperback G (Text to phone) On holds shelf -
Stoneham Young Adult Area Young Adult paperback G (Text to phone) Available -

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General Note: Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for 2006.
Summary: Sixteen year old Miles Halter's adolescence has been one long nonevent, no challenge, no girls, no mischief, and no real friends. Seeking what Rabelais called the Great Perhaps, he leaves Florida for a boarding school in Birmingham, Alabama. His roommate, Chip, is a dirt poor genius scholarship student with a Napoleon complex who lives to one up the school's rich preppies. Chip's best friend is Alaska Young, with whom Miles and every other male in her orbit falls instantly in love. She is literate, articulate, and beautiful, and she exhibits a reckless combination of adventurous and self destructive behavior. She and Chip teach Miles to drink, smoke, and plot elaborate pranks. Alaska's story unfolds in all night bull sessions, and the depth of her unhappiness becomes obvious.
Awards Note: Michael L. Printz Award, 2006.

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