LOOKING FOR ALASKA
I totally love it! I always love books with all those wondrous lines that I can quote and reflect in life. It is definitely hard to make a review that will justify what I felt about the book.
This is the first work of John Green that I read and I am so impressed with his work. It is not always I get to appreciate a book that is philosophy related. Some people may question my thoughts on this one since most of them didn’t really loved what Looking for Alaska offered to them.
Miles, Chip, Alaska, Takumi and Lara. Friendships that were formed out of maybe too smart for their own good, too stubborn to follow rules and too rebelious just for the sake of being a rebel. But I definitely learned a lot from them. Here are the few lines from the book that I must say, really strucked:
“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
“Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.”
“Suffering is universal”
“We can’t love our neighbors till we know how crooked their hearts are.”
“There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow—that, in short, we are all going.”
“How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!” to a margin note written in her loop-heavy cursive: Straight & Fast.”
“After all this time, it still seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out—but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.”
“If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can’t know better until knowing better is useless.
When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are.”
Breaking the tradition! Instead of listing the ‘What I like’ thingy after my review for this one I am going to be Dreamcasting. This is going to be a first for me, bear with me, but I wanted someone to play these kids in my head while I am reading it.
I always pictured Ellen Page as Alaska; Michael Cera as Miles (Pudge) , Josh Hutcherson as Chip (Colonel), Allen Evangelista as Takumi and Saoirse Ronan as Lara.
I was wondering what happened in making the movie adaptation of the book. I thought it Paramount had bought it years before. I just hope they would give justice and not disappoint many fans. Fingers crossed!!