Friday, October 02, 2009

Looking for Alaska

The last book I'm highlighting this week is Looking for Alaska by John Green. Susan wrote about this book way back in 2006 on Book Obsession. Here's a link to her blog post.
Anyway, this is one of the books that has had challenges this year and last year. All due to one scene taken out of context. On John Green's blog, he discusses the most recent challenge and links to his vlog about a former challenge. Watch the vlog, it is one of the best explanations about why you shouldn't take one scene out of context. here's his blog--the post to read is called "Banned in My Hometown: What's a Kid to Do."
And if you're interested in Looking for Alaska, it's about Miles and his first year at a boarding school in Alabama. Miles discovers great friends, pranks, and love in Alabama, particularly with his friend Alaska, a girl who is so over the top you can't help but love her. The book won the Printz Award for a good reason. Check out the book, you won't be disappointed.

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