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Cercando Alaska

The New York Times. Printz Winners and Honor Books”.

Na — A Step From Alsaka Retrieved 27 February She also points out that in writing Looking for AlaskaJohn Green wished to dive deeper into the grieving process by asking the question “how does one rationalize the harshness and messiness of life when one has, through stupid, thoughtless, and very human actions, contributed to that very harshness?

Penguin Young Readers Group. Retrieved from ” https: The two jon that occur in the book are similar to pranks that Green pulled at his high school. Retrieved 7 December Journal of Intellectual Freedom Jlhn. Afterwards, Pudge grows closer to Lara, and they start dating. The novel is heavily based off John Green’s early life. Works by John Green.

Throughout the book, the events that Miles and other characters experience are typical coming-of-age situations.

One parent still insisted on getting the book banned and filed a Request for Reconsideration on the basis that Looking For Alaska would tempt students to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex despite the decisions made after the johnn. They later learn that Alaska has crashed her car and died. Retrieved May alazka, Starnes even acknowledges how clever it was. Looking alasma Alaska was defended by the school district because they felt it dealt with themes relevant to students of this age, such as death, drinking and driving, and peer pressure.


Rosoff — How I Live Now He accepts that it exists and admits that even though the tragic loss of Alaska created his own labyrinth of suffering, he continues to have faith in the “Great Perhaps,'” meaning that Pudge must search for meaning in his life through inevitable grief and suffering.

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A week later, after another ‘celebration’, an intoxicated Alaska and Pudge spend the night in each other’s presence, when suddenly Alaska receives a phone call which causes her to go into hysterics. Pudge realizes akaska letting her go doesn’t matter as much anymore. Further controversy came from the cover art.

He concludes that the labyrinth was a person’s suffering and that humans must try to find their way out. Parents and school administrators have questioned the novel’s language, sexual content, and depiction of tobacco and alcohol use. Myers — Monster From the same book talk, Green also stated that the possessed swan in Culver Creek came from his student life at Indian Springs Alaskaa as well, where there was also a swan of similar nature on the campus.

Pudge realizes the truth of this and reconciles with ceercando Colonel. In MarchThe Knoxville Journal reported that a parent of a year-old Karns High School student objected to the book’s placement on the Honors and Advanced Placement classes’ required reading lists for Knox County high schools on the grounds that its sex scene and its use of profanity rendered it pornography.

In Barb Dean’s chapter about the novel, she takes a closer look into Mr. Retrieved 15 September Bray — Going Bovine Literary scholar Barb Dean analyzes Pudge and the Colonel’s quest for answers as they venture into finding deeper meaning in life. Many comment on the relatable high school characters and situations as well as more complex ideas such as how topics like grief are handled.


They argue and the Colonel accuses Pudge of only loving an idealized Alaska that Pudge made up in his head. Because of this, their grieving process consists of seeking answers surrounding her death since they feel that they are responsible.

In in Marion County, Kentucky, parents have urged schools to drop it from the curriculum, referring to it as influencing students “to experiment with pornography, sex, drugs, alcohol and profanity.

However, Alaska later admits that she told on Marya and Paul hreen the dean, Mr. Alaska and Pudge grow closer and he begins to fall in love with her, although she insists on keeping their relationship platonic because she has a boyfriend that she insists she loves. Overall, many reviewers agree that this is nohn coming of age story that is appealing to both older and younger readers.

Archived from the original on Insisting that she has to leave, Alaska drives away while drunk with Pudge and the Colonel distracting Mr.

After Alaska’s death, Pudge and Colonel investigate the circumstances surrounding the traumatic event. For Pudge, his call for hope is understanding the reality of alwska while also acknowledging that things like friendship and forgiveness can help diminish this suffering.

The whole school finds it hilarious; Mr. Book reviews often note this theme, bringing up the instances in the book such as grief that cause the characters to look at life from a new and more mature perspective.