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Looking for Alaska : a novel / by John Green.

By: Green, John, 1977-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 221 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0525475060; 9780525475064.Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Private schools -- FictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Looking for Alaska.DDC classification: 813.54 | [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G8233 | Lo 2005Awards: Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.Summary: Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 11.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-The Printz Award-winning novel that kickstarted John Green's career and introduced a whole generation of teens to a new era of YA literature is turning 10 this year. Though the text itself remains the same, there are many extras included in this edition. There is an introduction by Green himself, a helpful Q & A section, and, perhaps most interesting for scholars, portions of the original manuscript that didn't make it into the final book, along with correspondence between Green and his editor. Purists may gasp to hear that the now-iconic "smoking" cover has been redesigned. But take heart; the new jacket, created by Rodrigo Corral, pays homage to the original with a deep black background and a subtle wisp of smoke. Replace worn copies and introduce a whole new crop of teens to this new classic. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24, 1977. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and religious studies. Before becoming a writer, he was a publishing assistant and production editor for Booklist, which is a book review journal. His first novel, Looking for Alaska, was published in 2005 and won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature in 2006. His other works include An Abundance of Katherines, a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book; Paper Towns, which won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the 2010 Corine Literature Prize; and The Fault in Our Stars, which was a New York Times Best Seller. He is also the co-author, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. <p> Two of John Green's titles, The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, have been made into major motion pictures. His title, An Abundance of Katherines, made the New York Times Best Seller List. Paper Towns made The New Zealand Best Seller List 2015. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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