“Suffering” she said. “Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That’s the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living and dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?”
So far i have read about 157 pages and it been a pretty good book so far. The novel consists of two different parts: Before and After. Basically this books is about a teen age kid from Florida called Miles Halter that moves to a boarding school in Alabama. Miles isn’t much of outgoing character to where before moving he points out that he does not have much friends or any for that matter which makes it less difficult for him to leave. Upon arriving to his new school he meets his roommate “The Colonel” as he is liked to be called and is through out the story but his real name is Chip Martin. Their relationship at first wasnt as nice as one would imagine, starting things off with The Colonel giving Miles a new nickname…”Pudge.” But after a while they turn out to get along just fine.
The Colonel introduces Pudge to his friends, Takumi and Alaska. Through out the book these 4 kids usually spend their days smoking cigarettes and messing around like any adolescent would do given the sense of liberty these kids have but there is a Head Hancho of sorts lurking around and he is the Dean of the boarding school he is known as “The Eagle”. This Novel dives in to a lot of moral situation that young adults and people in general go through more than once in their lifetimes. Whether its Snitching on someone, Lying for ones benefit, falling in and out of love, and contemplating life and death etc.
I honestly Recommend this book even though it sounds pretty boring, and i haven’t even finished it but it is actually not that bad at all. The adventures and dilemmas presented are actually very interesting. So yeah check it out.