Title: Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green
Rating: 3/5 Is different on goodreads, now I’ve thought about it and my thoughts have changed.
My opinion: I liked the book but it wasn’t anything that special, the reason why I liked it so much at first was that I could relate to a character from the book even though the book lacked detail I found myself to be extremely similar to that character.
I thought the book was okay, definitely better than The Fault in Our Stars (I know I wrote a really good review about it but after reading several books after it I’ve realised that it’s not that good after all). I think that Looking for Alaska came to me on a really appropriate time because I’m thinking about changing the school as well and it kinda gave me a one perspective how life in a different school might be.
All in all I think all of John Green’s books are really similar and it gets really predictive and boring to read those, they aren’t bad and are a good change for a bit more advanced stuff but I wouldn’t buy the books. Might read them again but not that sure.
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