Sunday, February 01, 2015
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
I was really enjoying the first half of this book as it counted down to some big unknown thing happening. When the something big finally happened, I was afraid it was going to take a nosedive into a preachfest. It was touch and go for a couple of fictional weeks, but I think John Green pulled up on the controls just in time. The characters seemed true to life, with the same foibles and feelings, problems and preoccupations, light and dark, that real teens (and people who used to be teens) have. It's a thought-provoking and thoughtful book. I liked it.