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Enjoyed Looking for Alaska? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Looking for Alaska. Here are 22 books that you may like if you liked Looking for Alaska.

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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - 2012-01-10
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A heart-wrenching yet witty tale about Hazel, a terminally ill teen who finds unexpected love in Augustus at a cancer support group. This powerful story explores the beauty and pain of life, love and mortality in a bold, raw, and insightful way.
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Turtles All the Way Down
John Green - 2017-10-10
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This bestselling novel from the acclaimed author of "Looking for Alaska" and "The Fault in Our Stars" tells a story of love, friendship, and resilience through the eyes of Aza Holmes. Aza never planned to investigate the disappearance of a billionaire, but the reward money is too good to ignore. Alongside her best friend Daisy, Aza navigates the storm of her own thoughts while uncovering secrets about the Pickett family. With beautiful writing and unflinching honesty, this book is a must-read for anyone in need of a reminder of the power of friendship and the strength of the human spirit.
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Ordinary People
Judith Guest - 1982-10-28 (first published in 1976)
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A family's struggle to heal after a traumatic event is the focal point of this poignant novel. Meet the Jarrets: a typical American family with a loving father, a devoted mother, and two sons. But when tragedy strikes, their seemingly perfect lives unravel, leaving them to grapple with grief, guilt, and a sense of isolation. Judith Guest's "Ordinary People" is a touching exploration of family dynamics, the complexity of human emotions, and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Edwidge Danticat - 2015-09-29
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"Untwine" by Edwidge Danticat is a stirring novel that explores the intricate bond between sisters amidst tragic loss. After a devastating encounter leaves Giselle in a state of paralysis, she must delve into her past to understand how her loved ones have shaped her life. With lyrical language and raw emotion, Danticat weaves a tale of love, humor, and heartbreak that examines the strength we can find within ourselves during our darkest moments. "Untwine" is a haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love, and loss that will leave readers enchanted.
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The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger - 2001-01-30 (first published in 1951)
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This coming-of-age novel follows Holden Caulfield, a complex and conflicted teenager from New York, as he navigates his way through society, grappling with love, fear, and uncertainty. J.D. Salinger's masterpiece has been widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, and for good reason. With poignant and introspective prose, The Catcher in the Rye explores themes of rebellion, angst, and the struggle to communicate in a rapidly changing world. This classic novel continues to captivate readers, sparking discussions of societal norms and the complexity of adolescence.
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A Separate Peace
John Knowles - 2003-09-30 (first published in 1959)
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Explore the dark side of adolescence during World War II in this American classic that has been a bestseller for over thirty years. Set at a boys' boarding school, the harrowing and luminous parable delves into the lives of Gene, a lonely intellectual, and Phineas, a handsome and daring athlete, and the events that forever change their friendship and the innocence of their world. A Separate Peace is a timeless and undisputed classic.
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A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld - 2005-11-22
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A coming-of-age story set at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts follows intelligent and observant Lee Fiora, a scholarship student constantly feeling like an outsider among jaded and attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket. As a shrewd observer, Lee becomes both fascinated and repelled by her classmates' rituals and mores. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered. A brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in adolescence, Prep is an insightful and funny novel.
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Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell - 2013-02-26 (first published in 2012)
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This novel tells the story of two high school students, Eleanor and Park, who, despite their differences, fall in love. Eleanor's chaotic life, mismatched clothes, and red hair make her stand out while Park hides behind his black t-shirts, headphones, and books. Through late-night conversations and mix tapes, they begin to connect and fall in love, experiencing all the excitement and uncertainty of first love.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky - 1999-02-01
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Experience the highs and lows of high school in this coming-of-age tale. Follow the journey of a teenager as he navigates first dates, family drama, new friends, and the thrills and dangers of sex and drugs. Along the way, discover the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Don't miss out on this poignant and wild ride of growing up.
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Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman - 2015-04-21
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This award-winning novel by Neal Shusterman takes readers into the mind of brilliant high school student Caden Bosch, who is struggling with mental illness. As he joins a ship headed for the deepest point on Earth, the southern part of the Marianas Trench, Caden is designated as the artist in residence to document the journey with images. But as his odd behavior becomes more noticeable, Caden is torn between his loyalty to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Challenger Deep is a powerful and personal portrayal of mental illness that will leave a lasting impact on readers.
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
Let It Snow by John Green
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Simon Says by Elaine Marie Alphin
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
We Are Okay by Nina Lacour
Paper Towns by John Green