Wednesday, January 4, 2012
John Green Week: Looking For Alaska
John Green is a very common name in the young adult fiction world. I felt a bit left behind because I had not read anything by him, yet. So when I picked up Looking for Alaska to read recently, I thought to myself.. I get it now. THIS is why his name is thrown around so much because he really IS that sensational of a writer. Though John Green is popular for not just his books, but his videos as well, it's his honesty and humor that really grabs you as a participant in his creative outlets.
I felt all kinds of emotions after I finished reading Looking for Alaska. It's a story that goes beyond just words on a page, tugging at your inner soul. I laughed, I cried; I now look at toothpaste in a completely different way. It's the kind of story that sticks with you, urging you to come back to it time and time again. I know for me, personally, Looking for Alaska has left a strong impression on my love for young adult literature.
If you were like me and had not experienced John Green, I suggest starting with this book. It's an awesome way to introduce you to the literary world of this genius. Please keep your eyes peeled through out the blogosphere as 50+ blogs will be participating in John Green Week. If you're a fan of his work & want to jump in on the action, please feel free to on your blog. There is never enough John Green love!
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