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Looking for Alaska – Wikipedia
Looking for Alaska was defended by the school district because they felt it dealt with themes relevant to students of this age, such as death, drinking and driving, and peer pressure.
Jon controversy came from the cover art. Throughout the book, the events that Miles and other characters experience are typical coming-of-age situations.
Hyde also asks the class what their call for hope is, and Pudge decides his is his escape of his personal labyrinth of suffering. The theme of hope plays a major role in Looking for Alaska.
Na — A Step From Heaven Printz Winners and Honor Books”. He also condemns the way that groups of parents underestimate the intelligence of teenagers and their ability to analyze literature.
Archived from the original on Retrieved 6 December Chambers — Postcards from No Man’s Land Starnes even acknowledges cerczndo clever it was. Many comment on the relatable high school characters and situations as well as more complex ideas such as how topics like grene are handled. In MarchThe Knoxville Journal reported that a parent of a year-old Karns High School student objected to the book’s placement on geren 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.
The novel is heavily based off John Green’s early life.
Alaska sets Pudge up with a Romanian classmate, Lara. The gang celebrates a series of pranks by drinking and partying, and an inebriated Alaska confides about her mother’s death from an aneurysm when she was eight years old. In in Marion County, Kentucky, parents have urged schools to alaaka it from the curriculum, referring to it as influencing students “to experiment with pornography, sex, drugs, alcohol and profanity.
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Scholar Barb Dean concludes that it is normal to seek answers about what happened and why. Johnson — The First Part Last Green — Looking for Alaska Retrieved 26 June Green defended his book in his vlogVlogbrothers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
He ends with encouraging his viewers to attend the Depew School Board hearing to defend the choice of parents, students, and teachers to have Looking for Alaska included in public schools.
Archived from the original on 22 June Bacigalupi — Ship Breaker From the same book talk, Green also stated that the possessed swan in Culver Creek came from his student life at Indian Springs School as well, where there was also a swan of similar nature on the campus.
Whaley — Where Things Come Back Looking For Alaska was challenged by parents for its sexual content and moral disagreements with the novel. Dean notes that Green has said that he writes fiction in order to “‘keep that fragile strand of radical hope [alive], to build a fire in the darkness. A week later, after another ‘celebration’, an intoxicated Alaska and Pudge spend the night in each other’s presence, when suddenly Alaska receives a phone call which causes her to go into hysterics.
Printz award in and has also won praise from organizations such as the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and the Los Angeles Times among others. 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.
Although she didn’t understand at the time, she feels guilty for not calling The Colonel insists on questioning Jake, her boyfriend, but Pudge refuses, fearing that he might learn that Alaska never loved him. When their theology teacher Mr. As he explains, “I myself was once a guy from Florida who was obsessed with the dying words of famous people and then left home to attend a boarding school in Alabama.
Pudge figures that her grene death made Alaska impulsive and rash. Pudge realizes the truth of this and reconciles with the Colonel. Marchetta — On the Jellicoe Road.
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. An Interview with John Green.
Retrieved 15 September The school’s spokesman argued that two pages of the novel included enough explicit content to ban the novel.
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