Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, 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, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.
I love on how the book explored religion to answer the characters beliefs. Pudge, The Colonel, Takumi, Lara and Alaska were all relatable teens that seek friendship, love and belonging to this world. Their pranks and adventures were all apart of finding themselves and their identity.
I would say that The Colonel and Pudge treatment to ladies were disturbing as it showed their character of being a man. It might compel the younger readers to act in this particular manner which is lawfully wrong. No matter the name calling to poor judgement had it all remained to the obvious; they are teenage boys after all. Regardless, John Green portrayed them tremendously well.
To conclude, John Green unique writings of last words were compelling to my eyes and attention. His exploration with religion throughout this book that linked with the characters was indeed refreshing to read. Also, the characters he portrayed were relatable for all those who read.