Reviews tagging Self harm

Looking for Alaska, by John Green

4 reviews

reuben394's review against another edition

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emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5


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obsolete's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I loved this book, although
Spoiler it does have a sex scene that may be uncomfortable to some readers
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alexandriasreads's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful mysterious reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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artchickcore's review against another edition

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4.25

I’m going to be honest- I am a John Green apologist. He deconstructs the manic pixie dream girl so well, especially in this novel, until she is raw and bleeding and something almost hideous. Pudge is an unreliable narrator- he sees Alaska through rose colored glasses and that’s the point. Men are unreliable narrators. He didn’t see her until SPOILER it was too late. John Green manages to spin a novel of lust, obsession and big red warning signs again, and this one happens to be my favorite.

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