Ok, so I was commenting on blogs a couple of minutes ago, right? So I get up to, I don't know, pour myself some orange juice. But anyway, I get up, right? You following this? And there I am, walking through the kitchen, and then WHOOOOOSH I'm sliding across the tiles! I look down and saw that I had skidded through dog vomit! Thanks, Samantha! Best dog ever!
DISCLAIMER: I love my dog, and although she vomits frequently either on me or my school books, she is still a good dog.
Here is a brief plot synopsis by moi:
So there's this kid Miles, and he's a skinny dork. He wants to make his life more spicy. He enrolls at the boarding school his dad went to and is almost immediately adopted by cool, smart friends who smoke like there's no tomorrow. He falls in love with this mysterious moody girl, and they plan these amazing pranks together, and then BAM the key part of the novel happens and you will sob your eyeballs out.
I make the book sound less amazing then it is, but trust me, this book is amazing.
My only problem with this book was the main character, Miles, AKA Pudge. I love Pudge. But the only problem is, boys like Pudge do not exist in real life. Like, honestly, when was the last time you met an ego-less skinny dork? NEVER! Because if Pudge existed, he would have girls like me and you who appreciate intellectuals dying to be with him. And then BAM there goes Pudge's humility.
The beauty of this book however is watching all of the pieces fit together symbolically. This book is pretty much on par with To Kill a Mockingbird.
This is just a terrific novel. My favorite character was by far the Colonel. Just awesomeness.
So I rate this book 4.5 chocolate covered strawberries out of 5 chocolate covered strawberries. I guess you have to cut a strawberry in half then.
What do you guys think? Have you read Alaska before? Do you agree/disagree with this review? Have you read any other John Green novels? Opinions?