Hello, friends! It’s Yellow Eccentricity, and I’m here to review the book Looking for Alaska by John Green. Overall, I give this book a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Let’s see…that’s about a 50%, giving this book less than an F. Okay…
First of all, don’t think that I completely ignored the good parts of this book.
Of course not.
This book does address some deep and creative thoughts, including the theory that one of the main characters may have committed suicide. I did not overlook that, and I do understand that this book wasn’t necessarily one to read for entertainment, but more for a time of deep thinking and Nirvana.
This whole entire review will be spoiler free, as there really isn’t anything to spoil with this book. This book was pretty boring to me. I mean, for those of you who heard that this book “was amazing” and that it was “the best book by John Green,” don’t believe that. This was basically Looking for Alaska:
Boy goes to a private high school, meets friends and smokes and gets drunk all the time.
Yeah. There is some drama around 70% into the book, but after that, it really went downhill.
There was even this part where the main character’s (Miles) best friend named the Colonel started planning this HUGE prank to play on the school. From the way John Green described it, the Colonel was planning this huge prank extravaganza. I mean, it took him all Spring Break, and there was this whole thing about him checking and re-checking his math, and planning everything to the inch. You know what the big prank was?
To have some stripper dude start stripping at a school assembly.
Miles then said that the prank could beat his father stealing the school bell and burying it in the cemetery.
No, that sounds like a pretty good prank.
Anyways, on Goodreads, I did give this book 3 out of 5 stars, but I couldn’t necessarily express 2.5 stars on Goodreads, so….
Tell me what you thought of this book in the comments! I’d love to hear your thoughts!