- ISBN: 9780142402511 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0142402516 (pbk.)
- Description: 221, 11 p. ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Speak, 2007, c2005.
- 27 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
- 2 copies at Stoneham.
3 current holds with 52 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Stoneham||Young Adult Area||Young Adult Paperback G (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Stoneham||Young Adult Area||Young Adult paperback G (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|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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