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The two pranks that occur in the book are similar to pranks that Green pulled at his high school.

In MarchThe Knoxville Journal reported that a parent of a year-old Karns High School student objected to the book’s placement on the Honors and Advanced Placement classes’ required reading lists for Knox County high schools on the grounds that its sex scene and its use of profanity rendered it pornography. Looking for Alaska first edition cover.

Pudge finds Alaska’s copy of The General in His Labyrinth with the labyrinth quote underlined and notices the words “straight and fast” written in the margins.

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Green said that certain book chains were uncomfortable with displaying or selling a book with a cover that featured cigarette smoke, so the candle was added beneath the smoke. Printz Winners and Honor Books”.

Sedgwick — Midwinterblood However, Alaska later admits that she told johb Marya and Paul to the dean, Mr. The novel is heavily based off John Green’s early life.

While looking for answers, the boys are subconsciously dealing with their grief, and their obsession over these answers transforms into a search for meaning. Printz Award from the American Library Association[1] and led the association’s list of most-challenged books in due to profanity and sexually explicit scenes. He remembers Alaska died on the morning after the anniversary of her mother’s death and concludes that Alaska felt guilty for not visiting her mother’s grave and, in her rush, might have been trying to reach the cemetery.


Pudge realizes the truth of this and reconciles with the Colonel. The whole school finds it hilarious; Mr. The New York Times. Green defended his book in his vlogVlogbrothers. The school’s spokesman argued that two pages of the novel included enough explicit content to ban the novel.

Unfortunately, Pudge and Lara have a disastrous date, ending with a concussed Pudge throwing up on Lara. Pages with URL errors Pages to import images alaxka Wikidata Articles containing potentially dated statements from May All articles containing potentially dated statements. Journal of Intellectual Freedom Blog. After Alaska’s death, Pudge and Colonel investigate the circumstances surrounding the traumatic event.

Johnson — The First Part Last Retrieved from ” https: Chambers — Postcards from No Man’s Land McCaughrean — The White Darkness hohn For Pudge, his call for hope is understanding the reality of suffering while also acknowledging that things like friendship and forgiveness can help diminish this suffering. Many comment on the relatable high school characters and situations as well as more complex ideas such as how topics like grief are handled. LaCour — We Are Okay.

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Ultimately, Miles is able to come to the conclusion that Alaska would forgive him for any fault of his in her death and thus his grief is resolved in a healthy way. Almond — Kit’s Wilderness How will I ever get out of this labyrinth! She also points out that in writing Looking for AlaskaJohn Green wished to dive deeper into the grieving process by asking the question “how does one rationalize the harshness and messiness of life when one has, through stupid, thoughtless, and very human actions, contributed to that very harshness?


On the last day of school, Takumi confesses in a note that he was the last person to see Alaska, and he let her go as well. Views Read Edit View history.

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As he explains, “I myself was once a guy from Florida who was obsessed with johhn dying words of famous people and then left home to attend a boarding school in Alabama. Wlaska Colonel insists on questioning Jake, her boyfriend, but Pudge refuses, fearing that he might learn that Alaska never loved him. Ruby — Bone Gap Insisting that she has to leave, Alaska drives away while drunk with Pudge and the Colonel distracting Mr.

Pudge and Colonel want to find out the answers to certain questions surrounding Alaska’s death, but in reality, they are enduring their own labyrinths of suffering, a concept central to the novel.

Afterwards, Pudge grows closer to Lara, and they start dating. Bray — Going Bovine