“If it is fiction then it is amazing, but if it is real then it is painfully amazing.”
It took me approximately 10 days to complete Looking For Alaska, this is the maximum time I have given to a single book.
After every few lines, I had to keep it aside and feel the emotion to understand not only those lines but the humans, denials, admiration, religions, personalities, friendships, and the utmost important a new form of love & hope.
The author had made sure that we won’t find love in the most happening or dreamy way, it will hit us hard and then we will know, love is that one emotion which is comprised of all other emotions.
Alaska Young a mystery will remain the mystery, but it will be a known mystery.
Alaska Young will be etched in our minds & hearts forever. She will never answer our why, what, when, how, who… but she will make us fall for her and will leave us with a question “How will we get out of this labyrinth?”
Miles Halter a nerd and cute guy will live with a love story which will have a promise of “To be continued”. And his passion for the last words will make us discover more about human beings and their personalities in an altogether different way.
Colonel aka Chip Martin a strong, intelligent, friendly and mothers boy unknowingly will bring us the fact that traditions are nothing and will remain nothing until we feel or know the emotions behind.
The religion class is something which will definitely not go unnoticed. The concept of karma of Buddhism, afterlife paradise to faithful & the hope of Christianity and Islam will make us wonder why we all long for eternity and the basic human fears.
The author will try to solve the mystery but still, he will leave us with many questions one such is the Great Perhaps.
I learned many things but one I can interpret from the whole is “We are constantly aware of ourselves, the time and the inevitable, yet we live in constant denial.”
Alaska Young and Miles Halter made me feel the pain which yes, brought tears and smiles altogether.
In the end, it poses and leave us with a question “What is your cause for hope?”
It took me approximately straight five hours and a lot of talking to get out of it but still, it is in me and will be there forever.
This book is something which I would love to cherish and quote every other day.