Although I have previously read Looking for Alaska by John Green a few years ago, I could not recall much of what I read. Over the next week or so, I look forward to making new connections between the text and personal experiences, as well as remembering key details from the book!
Summary of what I have read thus far:
- Miles is a young boy from Florida, who is venturing off to Culver Creek Boarding School. Although his parents are hesitate about his departure, Miles looks forward to living in a new environment.
- Miles states that the sole purpose of going to boarding school is due to his search of the "Great Perhaps." This is a phrase that is mentioned at the very beginning of the book; referring to a quote by his favorite poet: Francois Rabelais.
- It is clear at this point that he does not have many friends nor a strong relationship with his parents; making the transition to boarding school that much easier for him.
- The last portion I have read thus far deals with Miles and his roommate meeting at boarding school. Right off the bat they make a connection, as they are both scholarship students.
- I was rather surprised that I did not remember any of the information described in the beginning of the story. With this being said, I am glad that I have chosen to read it yet again. Hopefully as I read more, I will be able to make connections between what I had read a few years ago.
- I have always enjoyed John Green's novels and I look forward to diving into this one!
- From the very beginning of the book, I was drawn in by the main character; Miles. Although I have not read much thus far, he seems to be withdrawn and unable to make connections with those around him (friends, parents, etc.). At the end of page 12, Miles informs his roommate that he is interested in the "last words" of famous individuals. I feel as though his fascination with "last words" will play a crucial role in the events that unfolds throughout the book.