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Looking For Alaska
by John Green
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1.Did you like Alaska? Can you understand why Miles was so fascinated by her?
2.would you want to be friends with Alaska? Why or why not?
3.Why do you think Miles was able to find friends at the boarding school in Alabama but not in his public school in Florida?
4.Do you think Alaska's death was a suicide or an accident? Why?
5.What do you think of the way the novel was put together? (before and after) Why do you think the author did this?
6.Did you guess what was going to happen or did the accident surprise you?
7.Do you find the characters in this book believable - Mile's parents, the teachers, the Eagle, the Colonel, Alaska and Takumi & the Weekend Warriors?
8.What do you think about Miles and his last words? Why do you think they are so important to him?
9.Considering his obsession with last words, were you surprised that Alaska's last words aren't known? Is it better or worse for Miles that he won't know them?
10.Why do you think Alaska ratted out Mayra instead of someone else?
11.On p 168 the Colonel says, "there are always answers." Obviously, they never got a straight answer about what happened that night, but do you think the Colonel got some sort of answer that gave him peace?
12.P 213 Miles says, "sometimes I liked it that she was dead." What do you think about this statement?
13.what did you think about the Alaska Young Memorial Prank? How does it compare to the first major prank they all pulled off together?
14.Alaska's solution to the question "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?" is "straight and fast." The Colonel (p 216)"I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it." Miles (p 218)"I forgive her, she forgives us. We have to forgive to survive the labyrinth." What do these different views of The Labyrinth tell us about these characters?
15.Would you eat a bufriedo?
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