Saturday, 25 July 2015


Flooded with Childhood Memories ........

Poignant , funny and heartbreaking , this novel will stay with you forever

Looking For Alaska is piece with Terrific narration which broke the long stood dam of childhood memories . 271 pages book walks the reader through the exquisite painful joy of living and loving . Some themes covered in the book are friendship, love, loss, the afterlife, guilt and denial. 

The plot of this d├ębut work of John Green holds Miles Halter , Alaska Young , Chip Martin as the main protagonist . Miles is portrayed as an introvert who lived a simple life in Florida who moved to a Boarding School in Alabama where he share his room with Chip Martin aka Colonel . Chip is the game planner of every action in the school and that's why codenamed as Colonel and is my character in the whole story . He placed Miles under the codename " Pudge " .Chip was the character I grew most attached to during this novel. Alaska is portrayed as a gorgeous , clever and screwed up girl who met Miles through Chip .Alaska enjoys sex, drinks and smokes excessively.She was quick to ask  about Miles and The Colonel's life, but very rarely would she share her secrets.
Plot is narrated by Miles in First Person and basically rolled out with Miles moving in new Deboarding school where he share some joyful moments ( True Childhood Moments ) of his life . And In-spite of Chapter Numbers , Story pulls with Day number before and after the incident that deviates everyone's path in the story as of the readers .
John Green has beautifully crafted the essence of Finding the  " Greater Perhaps " and also put how all the religions share in common about the end . Author also flagged  with portraying Alaska who is in consistent search of "How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?" . Author has stressed on Friendship . What true Friendship is and what the true friends do , act in a way to make the memories to live forever . 
But I think , I found the book bit slow and a little disappointed because its not as pacy as The Fault in our Stars is . But ..... A good and Must read for Teens .

" If People were rain , I was drizzle and she was a hurricane "


Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
Genre:  Young Reads
Publishers: Harper Collins Publishers
Price: INR. 299 

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This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbaised and uninfluenced . "

                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri

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