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October Book of the Month: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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.

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  • Margaret

    I always enjoy the meetings. Interesting to hear what everyone thought about the book. I enjoy getting different opinions on a story. Different point of views.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to see everyone. Thanks for your efforts in keeping this meetup going Chad.

    November 4, 2013

  • Rach

    My week is just sooooo packed I'm going to have to beg off. I'm sorry! I hope to make the next one. I've really missed the discussions!

    November 3, 2013

  • Margaret

    Thanks Page, not a big fan of daylight savings time, but I must conform. lol. I'm interested to hear feedback on 'Looking for Alaska'.

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reminder that in the early hours of Sunday morning, the daylight savings change happens. Time to turn clocks back one hour (Fall back) If you forget about this, then you will arrive an hour too early to the meeting.

    October 30, 2013

  • Susanna

    Ill be on the coast celebrating my birthday. Enjoy!

    2 · July 13, 2013

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