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Looking for Alaska Lesson Plan

Introduction to Looking for Alaska

Looking For Alaska is the debut novel of popular young adult authorJohn Green. It was published in 2005, but did not receive wide commercial acclaim until more than seven years after its initial release. Since then, it has been taught in high school and college classes, with a film adaptation purportedly in the works. The novel centers on the experiences of a group of teenagers at an Alabama boarding school. Green's smart and relatable adolescent characters and treatment of philosophical and spiritual themes have gained him a devoted readership, with which he regularly engages on social media.

Key Aspects of Looking for Alaska

Tone

The tone of the novel varies depending on the...

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