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Looking for Alaska is the perfect story for anyone of any age. The book taught me so much about myself and a sense of what growing up really does feel like. “You can love someone so much...But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” The book taught me about love, about life, about death. I never thought one book could be full of so much information that could actually move me. I have recomended this book to many people and have never heard a bad review. The worst part of the book is that it ends. Not the ending, but the fact that the last page came so soon.
I have re-read Looking for Alaska countless times and always finish it in one sitting. The book is an addiction, once you start, it feels as if you have to stop. There's so much suspense and yet, it's so easy to relate to.
Every chapter, page, paragraph, sentence, word. All very carefully chosen and masterfully added. Every detail is amazing and this book is five stars, easy.
"When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.”