Looking for Alaska
Includes an excerpt of author's "An Abundance or Katherines."
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fish_in_water thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
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SummaryAdd a Summary
Miles "Pudge" Halter goes to Culver Creek boarding school. He meets new friends and discovers life's meaning through his friend, Alaska Young.
Looking for Alaska is really about the great adventure of Miles in a prep school in Albama. Miles is your average kid, with grades, some friends, basically normal in most ways that a 16 year old can be! The thing is Miles, is known for memorizing the last words of famous people, and this search eventually leads him to search for his Great Perhaps, (his real adventure/meaning in life. After moving to the prep school, Miles meets Colonel, Takumi, and the unique Alaska Young! Miles' whole life is turned upside down through his many adventures with this crew.Between life of a pressured 16 year old, and just trying to discover how to "escape from this labyrinth of sufferring" Miles' has his hands full!
NoticesAdd a Notice
Other: Repeated smoking and drinking of characters
Sexual Content: "Consensual" sex between minor children!
Sexual Content: a little bit of kissing and one very detailed sex scene
Sexual Content: This title contains sexual content
Coarse Language: Lots of coarse words
Sexual Content: Consensual, wonderfully awkward and realistically portrayed sex and curiosity.
Sexual Content: There are descriptions of porno videos and even oral sex (among teens), which makes this book inappropriate for minors.
Coarse Language: Lots of it, making this book inappropriate for minors.
Sexual Content: Note: I would say that there is no graphic violence in this book, though there is some mischief and a bit of morbidity. There is mild sexual content. Also, if you care about the notices, you should watch the videos as well, because they are pretty much on the subject of the notices.
Sexual Content: Oral sex - brief, non-descript
QuotesAdd a Quote
" Those awful things are survivable, because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be."
"I never wanted so badly to be Crest Complete"...lols
“I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.”
"Y'all smoke because you enjoy it, I smoke to die"
"I may die young, but at least i'll die smart."
If people were rain, I'd be a drizzle and she a hurricane
"We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail."
[Alaska and I] watched the movie. It opened with a woman standing on a bridge with her legs spread while a guy knelt in front of her, giving her oral sex. [The] woman crouched on her hands and knees while a guy knelt behind her."
[…] Lara randomly asked me, "Have you ever gotten a blow job?" […] "I've just never geeven one […]. I think I want to," she said, and we kissed a little, and then […] Lara unbuttoned my pants and pulled my boxers down a little and pulled out my p*nis. - - So we […] asked [her]. [Alaska] walked into the bathroom, returned with a tube of toothpaste, and showed us. In detail. […] Lara and I went back to her room, where she did exactly what Alaska told her to do, and I did exactly what Alaska said I would do […]. It was my first orgasm with a girl […]."
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