Wednesday, January 21, 2009

'Looking For Alaska' the film

'Looking for Alaska' is a great teenage, coming-of-age book written by John Green back in 2005. I just found this out:

'The film rights to the novel were acquired by Paramount Pictures in 2005. Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky are set to produce the movie and Josh Schwartz (creator of The OC) will write the screenplay and direct the film. A release date is expected in 2010. The movie is believed to have been renamed to Famous Last Words'

Yay! yay! yay! So excited! Can't wait for this film to be released.

This is a basic summary of what 'Looking for Alaska' is about.

"Miles Halter is completely bored. He’s got nothing to look forward to when he gets out of bed in the morning. Everything about his life is completely normal. Who wants to be normal? After thinking all this he decides he wants to move to a different school where he just might find the “Great Perhaps.” Miles always had a knack for knowing people’s last words.

When Miles moves to Culver Creek Boarding School he meets some people that will change his life forever. Alaska Young is the most interesting person he will ever meet. As his year progresses and she shows him more and more about the Great Perhaps and what life really has to offer, he realizes that he is in love with her.

This is a truly inspiring story that captivated me from the very start. It showed me that life isn’t just one big boring routine until you die. Life can have a meaning and everybody can have a purpose, but this is only possible if you make it that way. Looking for Alaska is just an amazing story. It is a book that must be read."



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