September 6, 2012 by Reader's Connection
I left Irvington’s Teen Book Discussion out of my list of September discussions, and I’m sorry about that. I have added it to that list, but thought I should make a separate announcement about it.
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The reviews tell too much of the story, as reviews often do, so I’m making do with snippets. Pudge, if you haven’t yet read the book, is the narrator’s nickname, and the Alaska of the title is a girl.
[A] mature novel, peopled with intelligent characters who talk smart, yet don’t always behave that way — Horn Book
What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice. Girls will cry and boys will find love, lust, loss and longing in Alaska’s vanilla-and-cigarettes scent. — Kirkus Reviews
Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author. — Publishers Weekly