Along with this wordpress account, some other time, I’ll be copy-pasting my quirky, easy-going and harmless book review  from my goodreads account. It’s my first book review post here so let’s get started!

cyndi's personal pic: looking for alaska copy

Book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Sypnosis:

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Cyndi’s Thoughts:

I bought five books last christmas holiday and they were all hard-bound, except this one. This was also the only one who happened to be small in all of them, so I started reading this first.
While scanning the bookstore’s shelf, I went to the corner of all of John Green’s and originally planned to take ‘Paper Towns‘ but this got my eye and I once knew I have to start reading the first of all JG’s books.

First impression. Totally not judging even the smallest-sized novel. I never judge books by its sizes.. even by its movies. I came across the title already. Many times. One day i searched the book at goodreads.com and it was written by a certain John Green which is also a common name for me that always rings a bell but never really signifies importance to me. A very simple author’s name.. and last week I thought I would have to fathom his significance by buying his work.

While reading. Man.. at some point I compared this just like a part of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” At some point, I wanted to drop this small piece of literature and continue one of Neil Gaiman‘s. Drop the world of Pudge’s peer pressure, addiction and one-sided love which is somewhat the same as that of Charlie’s predicaments(TPOBAW). As you know, I am really disappointed with the ‘The Perks..’ and I don’t want to read again another teenage things that would tell me how shallow such writings is, as I am really in acceptance with whatever the teenagers and their lives collide. Because, as this book once written in a part of its page, ‘Teenager think that they are invincible.” And I think, we don’t have to argue with that, much more to write about it.


My reading experience in the first parts of the ‘before chapter‘ made at some point  consider holding my reading and find another day when I am vulnerable enough to give this another chance. But somehow, when I’m about to quit, things aren’t quite the same. Perhaps because of  every one liners, every little revelations, every places, every last phrases seems to hold a mystery of a young girl I found at first, dramatic, emo and purely drugged.

characters. every characters built-in a way you can totally name who’s talking, making your reading pace faster skipping the ‘*character name* said phrase.’ Pudge has been looking for the “Great Perhaps‘. Alaska’s been all mysterious and all but with a sad past she carried up until school. Takumi’s a japanese! *laughs* and my favorite ‘The Colonel‘ gets the book running.

I finished the book with 1. I got to love how Green enumerate reasons like this *laughs*, 2. thinking, is Pudge really found the ‘great perhaps’? 3. Is Alaska really kept out of her labyrinth? 4. a lot of questions– mind hurts!!

I’m not gonna talk about everything about this, but you have to at least read a certain John Green’s novel to purely grasp how his writing style seems an important part of this centuries’ literature and can’t skipped it if you really love books.. or at least- love dying phrases.

xo ..

cyndi.

doing: uploading new year pics.

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