Looking For Alaska
Before tugging at heartstrings with The Fault in Our Stars, John Green wrote his first novel, Looking For Alaska, in 2005. The award-winning bestseller centres on the life of high school junior Miles Halter. The new kid at a predatory school, Miles is befriended by a group of students, including wildly complicated, self-destructive, and beautiful Alaska Young. Miles quickly develops feelings for Alaska, who is haunted by a tragic past that has left her emotionally unavailable. As the two grow closer and Miles begins to unpack the complexity of Alaska, a shocking turn of events leaves him reeling and changed forever.