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Insisting that she has to leave, Alaska drives away while drunk with Pudge and the Colonel distracting Mr. Afterwards, Pudge grows closer to Lara, and they start dating. Green — Looking for Alaska While looking for answers, the boys are subconsciously dealing with their grief, and their obsession over these answers transforms into a search for meaning.

Chambers — Postcards from No Man’s Land Many comment on the relatable high school characters and situations as well as more complex cerczndo such as how topics like grief are handled. Looking for Alaska first edition cover.

Alaskka the last day of school, Takumi confesses in a note that he was the last person to see Alaska, and he let her go as well.

When their theology teacher Mr. The school’s spokesman argued that two pages of the novel included enough explicit content to ban the novel. Looking for Alaska was defended by the school district because they felt it dealt with themes relevant to students of this age, such as death, drinking and driving, and peer pressure. Questions about Writing and Inspiration”. The two pranks that occur in the book are similar to pranks that Green pulled at his high school.


He forgives Alaska for dying, as he knows Alaska would forgive him for letting her go.

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Pudge finds Alaska’s copy of The General in His Labyrinth with the labyrinth quote underlined and notices the words “straight and fast” written in the margins.

Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska first edition cover. Retrieved 6 December They argue and the Colonel accuses Pudge of only loving an idealized Alaska that Pudge made up in his head. The novel is heavily based off John Green’s early life. However, Alaska greenn admits that she told on Marya and Paul to the dean, Mr. As he explains, “I myself was once a guy from Florida who was obsessed with the dying words of famous people and then left home to attend a boarding school in Alabama.

On his first night at Culver Creek, Pudge is kidnapped and thrown into a lake by the “Weekday Warriors,” rich schoolmates who blame the Colonel and his friends for the expulsion of their friend, Paul.

Unfortunately, Pudge and Lara have a disastrous date, ending with a concussed Pudge throwing up on Lara. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Takumi claims that they are innocent because their friend Marya was also expelled during the incident. Hyde’s theology class where he discusses the similarity of the idea of hope between the founding figures of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.

Pudge realizes the truth of this and reconciles with the Colonel.

The whole school finds it hilarious; Mr. Rosoff — How I Live Now ProQuest Central, Research Library.

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Starnes, to save herself from being punished. John Green discussed at a book talk in Rivermont Collegiate on October 19, that he got the idea of Takumi’s “fox hat” from a Filipino friend who wore a similar hat while playing pranks at Indian Springs School.


The Colonel and Pudge are devastated and blame themselves, wondering about her reasons for undertaking the urgent drive and even contemplating that she might have deliberately killed herself.

The gang celebrates a series of pranks by drinking and partying, and an inebriated Alaska confides about her mother’s death from an aneurysm when she was eight years old. Sedgwick — Midwinterblood Retrieved 7 December A week later, after another ‘celebration’, an intoxicated Alaska and Pudge spend the night in each other’s presence, when suddenly Alaska receives a phone call which causes her to go into hysterics.

Nelson — I’ll Give You the Sun From the smoking hole to the swing Pudge and Alaska sat on, John Green based the entire setting off of his high school. Pudge realizes that letting her go doesn’t matter as much anymore. Retrieved 15 September Even though some of the novel’s prominent themes are about death, grief and loss, John Green ties hope into the end of the novel to solve Pudge’s internal conflict brought on by Alaska’s death. Throughout the book, the events that Miles and other characters experience are typical coming-of-age situations.

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