For October we'll be reading John Green's novel, Looking for Alaska. Though technically a young adult novel, this book is an excellent read for all ages, a moving account of teens coming of age written in a gritty, realistic style.
Note: If you look this book up on amazon please skip the editorial reviews section as they contain major spoilers...
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.