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Saturday, April 05, 2014

2/20, 阅读计划 2014 - Looking for Alaska ~ John Green

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps!"

"How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!"

Miles Halter - the awkward gawky protagonist with the quirky interest in the "last words" of famous people.

Alaska Young - wild, unpredictable, enigmatic. the love interest.

Chip Martin "Colonel" - loyal, honor. the prankster, the friend. the roommate.

Typical awkward loner teen trying to get away from his old life in search of a "Great Perhaps". The new friendships, the booze, the weed, the sex, the pranks. Felt like a typical high school teenage story. Then it got poignant. There's death, there's suspect of suicide, there's the anger, the loss, the grief, the suffering, the forgiving. What is to be sombre was peppered with humor and compassion, making it easy to read.

Will revisit.

~

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” 

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