Looking for Alaska by John Green gets a 3/5.
"Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave "the Great Perhaps" even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then . . . After. Nothing is ever the same. "
The characters in this book were, to me, not very developed. All the people seemed kinda whiny and Alaska Young didn't seem like the strong character she was meant to be. I really couldn't stand "The Colonel" who seemed like everything was the end of the world. Pudge's character seemed to be really whiny, and he didn't really go through a transition fase of being at home then being there. (Who would really wanna spend their school year at boarding school?)
The plot was okay, I didn't expect the twist that happened to happen. I did like the setting, although they did whine to much about the weather.
Looking for Alaska gets a *** / 5.