Looking for Alaska

Lauren Holmes, Staff Writer

“The only way to get out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive”. Recognize this quote? It’s from John Green’s 2006 novel Looking for Alaska. This story is yet another one of Green’s books to be adapted on the big screen, the third to be exact.

The book follows a young boy named Miles “Pudge” Halter, a senior obsessed with famous last words. In attempts to make something out of his senior year he agrees to go to boarding school in search of the “Great Perhaps”, an idea developed through the famous last words of poet Francois Rabelais. There he meets a close knit group of friends and Alaska Young, whom he becomes infatuated with. Young’s self-destructive pattern leads Miles to further question the Great Perhaps and launches him into her own twisted labyrinth. The book won a Michael L. Printz prize in 2006

Looking for Alaska is the latest of Green’s books to be turned into a movie following The Fault in Our Stars that came out last year and Paper Towns which is set to premier sometime this year. After the Fault in Our Stars huge success his latest movies have an air of excited anticipation around them. Looking for Alaska hasn’t set a release date and has yet to announce the cast list, due to the fact that information was released for it last Friday.

Fans of Green and his books are eagerly anticipating this novel that his going to be released almost 10 years since it came out. Estimation for its release is 2016.