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Just as the mysterious structure of Looking for Alaska makes the novel intriguing, mystery is an intriguing part of Miles’ life as well. Only once Miles gives up trying to figure out Alaska and her death can he finally see Alaska for what she really is: a mystery that is not meant to be answered.
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.
There are many themes in Looking for Alaska, death , guilt, independence, meaning of life, founding out yourself and many more. Death the main theme in the book because this is what everything in the book revolves around. From Alaska’s mother’s death , to Miles’ trying to find out what happens when you die.
A suicide because she killed herself with wanting to die in mind, but also because she was so impulsive, it was an accident.
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.
In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. In a panic, Alaska leaves Culver Creek as Pudge and the Colonel help her by distracting the dean without much resistance.
Culver Creek Academy — the setting for John Green’s 2005 best-selling young adult novel Looking for Alaska and, now, Hulu’s eight-episode adaptation of the story — is particularly surreal. In the new show all of this, plus much of the plot and dialogue, remains unchanged from Green’s book .
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.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss’ environmental kid’s book was banned in 1989 in a California school because it was believed to portray logging in a poor light and would turn children against the foresting industry.
Read it. It sends a message and many kids don’t enjoy reading. Something about drugs sex and alcohol intrigues teens to read more. It’s a very good book and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.
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.
At the beginning of the novel at least, smoking represents fitting in for Miles. For the Colonel and Alaska , smoking cigarettes is a way of defying authority—something the Colonel makes very clear when he smokes in front of the Pelham police officer.
For Alaska , white flowers symbolize her mother. Before her death, Alaska’s mother used to put white daisies in Alaska’s hair. Daisies are traditional symbols of innocence. Alaska dies with these flowers by her side, and they symbolize knowledge that might have saved Alaska from that death.
Even though Alaska challenges Miles to figure out what the labyrinth is, she eventually gives Miles the answer. She explains: “It’s not life or death, the labyrinth ”… “So what is it?”… “Suffering…doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.