Published in 2005, Looking for Alaska is best-selling author John Green’s first novel. This coming-of-age story is set at a boarding school in Alabama and is loosely based on Green’s own experiences at a southern boarding school. Told in the first person from the perspective of a student named Miles, the story centers around one school year in the lives of a group of teenagers in the early 2000s. In 2006, Looking for Alaska won the Michael L. Printz Award for the Best Young Adult novel from the American Library Association.


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