Here’s a little secret about me. I've been a big fan of novel since I was in primary school. While my other friends at my age at that time were busy with their play station, football and crush, there was me spending my time on novel. Unfortunately, as I grew up, my life as a student restricted me to spend more time on reading. Hate it.
My daily itinerary as a student was completely sucked. Went to school till evening, doing tons of homework at night, went to extra classes on weekend and attended myself to co-curriculum activities. I was basically had no time to do something I'm interested in, excluding taking naps.
So as soon as I finished SPM, I started to read novel back. The Fault in our Stars by John Green, which I bought with my own penny. Yes you can tell how bored I am at that time. Plus, everyone complimented how good that novel is so I resorted to buy and read it and judge it on my own. Just thank god my money worth it. You may already experience the story line through the movie but I swear it’s different when you read it from novel.
After finished tfios, I started to buy another John Green’s which is Looking for Alaska. (I think I want to start making a not-so book review but it’s actually not that too book review but still you can consider it as book review).
What can I say about this novel is it has its own strength and just interesting as tfios in a nutshell. Besides, it has some mysterious element which can make you curious about the plot and the characters as well. Not going to write the details of this novel because you can google it by yourself but here’s a short synopsis about this novel.
Miles Halter or "Pudge" as he is referred to throughout the book is the protagonist, and the book starts with Miles leaving Florida to attend a school in Alabama. He's introduced by his roommates to beautiful, mysterious and emotionally confused Alaska Young, and the story progresses, mostly centred on Miles' life at Culver Creek and his growing attachment to Alaska. There are also essential parts of teenage life thrown in casually and skilfully to the story, such as pranks, bets and disastrous parties.
Here are my favorite lines from Looking for Alaska.
“ When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. 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, and 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. “
I suggest this novel to those who need something different for their reading and imagination for sure.