book twelve : Looking For Alaska by John Green


Book Title: Looking For Alaska
Author: John Green
Series:  None
Genres: Young Adult, YA, Mystery, Romance?

I read this in book format.

I’d just completed The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and I was looking for another book that would steal my heart, then take it out and stamp on it.

I’m not sure why I didn’t enjoy this book, I just didn’t.

Maybe it’s just me, maybe other people love this book but I promised myself I would be honest when it came to book blogging and reviewing.

I just didn’t feel any sort of emotional connection to the characters or the plot, in fact, it was somewhat forgettable. This book is boasted as a ‘coming-of-age story’ but I didn’t feel that. In fact, I wasn’t sure what to even put in the genre list. Was this novel a romance? I’m not entirely sure.

I wasn’t dragged in in the first chapter, hooked and unable  to put it down. I simply finished it because I had started it. In the words of Mastermind legend, John Humphrys, “I’ve started, so I’ll finish.”

I was sadly disappointed, but you may not be. Try it, see how you feel.

I regrettably give this book a 2 out of 5.

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