Guest Blogger: Lindsey, Grade 11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Setting(Time): Modern Day
Setting (Place): Culver Creek Boarding School, Alabama
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 Stars
I rated the book five stars because the story is very enticing and easy to follow. I’ve read several of John Green’s novels and have become accustomed to his style of writing. Being set in a school, the novel is extremely relatable for teenagers and an interesting read.
Main character Miles Halter lives the typical high school student life. Halfway through his high school career he begins attending a boarding school: Culver Creek. His decision to attend boarding school is based on his desire to find his “Great Perhaps”, or his idea of his purpose in life. While attending Culver Creek, Miles meets an intriguing girl named Alaska, takes the reader on a journey to his “Great Perhaps”.
“Is this why you want to leave Miles?” Mom asked. I mulled it over for a while, careful not to look at her. “Uh, no,” I said. “Well why then?” she asked...
High school students in particular would like this book because it provides them with a character to relate to and empathize with. They should read this book for an entertaining story and a glimpse into another high school student's life.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten