Lessons Learned from Looking for Alaska


I can’t believe I waited this long to get myself a copy of Looking for Alaska. This book includes friendship, love, loss, the afterlife, guilt and denial, which took me from happiness to sadness to peace!

John Green’s ability to create dysfunctional and flawed characters which seem real is phenomenal. What really awed me was the face that the whole story was very near to reality

The first and most important thing I learned from this book is that death is perceived differently by different people. It depends solely on how they experienced it.

The other thing that really touched my heart, and something that is very rare to see, let alone experience is the characters’ friendship. They’re a pretty messed up bunch but they managed to stay together through thick and thin. I really admire that they’re genuine and they don’t believe in keeping secrets around each other. That is something everyone of us should treasure!

The whole message that the book gives is that we are our biggest enemies. It’s our life. It’s our choices. Our endings depend on what we choose.

Also, it connects many religions as all religions usually believe in some sort of afterlife and some end to suffering!

Over all, a really good book! It starts out slow, but don’t give up on it!


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