1 most challenged book of 2015. As for why Looking for Alaska was banned , one of the main reasons is some people consider the book to be sexually explicit. More specifically, Looking for Alaska was challenged and banned because it includes a scene wherein Miles and his girlfriend-of-one-day Lara engage in oral sex.
The Eagle made a deal with Alaska that he would not expel her if she told him everything she knew. Because Alaska did not want to get expelled, she told The Eagle that Marya and Paul were drunk in her room. Marya must have done something to Alaska to make her so angry that she would rat her out .
Author’s Purpose John Green fills Looking for Alaska with humor, sadness, and suspense. I believe the authorial purpose of this novel is to leave the reader questioning the meaning of life.
Alaska’s last words to me were ‘To be continued’, and so I choose the labyrinth, even if there’s no way out, even if we’re all going, even if everything falls apart.” As one final prank, Alaska’s friends steal the bench and install it at the smoking hole, as she’d have wanted. Life goes on, as it must.
According to the American Library Association, Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series was explicitly banned in some schools for insensitivity and being unsuited to the age group, as well as encouraging children to disobey authority.
A suicide because she killed herself with wanting to die in mind, but also because she was so impulsive, it was an accident.
Banned Books Week (September 27 – October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
Miles just eats pretzels with them because he’s not the hugest fan of drinking. Alaska wants to play Truth or Dare, and she dares Miles to make out with her. So they kiss , and Miles uses his newfound skills to touch her breasts, and Alaska falls asleep; as she sleeps, Miles tells her he loves her.
On a smoking walk in the woods, Takumi tells Miles that it was Alaska who ratted out her former roommate, Marya , and her roommate’s boyfriend, Paul .
In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. Pudge, the Colonel, and Takumi put their heads together to figure out how she died . They go as far as acquiring the police report, which states that her blood alcohol level was 0.21.
He then ends up with a great deal of egg on his face when it’s revealed that the rat was none other than Alaska , who told on the others in order to keep herself from getting in trouble.
The main idea in the novel is the search for meaning and purpose. While the characters are looking for different things, their journeys all end up revolving around identity.
The idea of the book , the deep crux of it, is the tragedy of Miles’s inability to see outside himself, the frustration that he can’t ever envision Alaska as a real, human person. It’s sad that Miles is so limited, and that’s precisely the point. It’s infuriating and wrong that Alaska can’t tell her own story.
But I think there’s a strong case to be made from the story that Pudge and Alaska really loved each other and were in many ways suited to each other. It’s very hard to love someone well, especially when you are doing it for the first time.