A profound, emotional, and thought-provoking read, Looking for Alaska will resonate with me long after I finish reading it. It is a young adult novel that asks profound questions that make the reader think, creating great sympathy and empathy for its colorful cast of characters.

I hesitate to go into plot details for fear of spoiling anything.  Looking for Alaska tells the story of a young man, Miles, during his first year away at a private school.  He meets several new classmates, including a free-spirited young woman named Alaska.  The journey these two – and many others – take during their first year together is one I won’t soon forget.

I highly recommend Looking for Alaska.  Author John Green has created a masterful piece of young adult fiction worthy of anyone’s time.