Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Looking for Alaska


I'm on a real YA kick at the moment, reading across the range so when I heard several recommendations for this book, I had to snap it up.
The title itself intrigued me. At first, I thought it referred to the place I honeymooned and hence holds a special place in my heart, Alaska.
But no, John Green's Alaska is a teenage girl, a wild one at that.
I can sum up the story in 4 words.
Real.
Gritty.
Raw.
Powerful.
Published in 2005, it won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature, was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and received many other accolades.
After reading it, I'm not surprised.
What are you reading this week?

2 comments:

Lois said...

Now reading Karen Hawkins's Lois Lane Tells All. . . glad I read the first book a couple weeks ago, the characters there are all nice and fresh in my head! :)

Lois

Nicola Marsh said...

Enjoy!