Looking for Alaska by John Green

Available At: Air Academy, Aspen Valley (HS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart, Timberview

Categories : Cursing, Drug Abuse, LGBTQ+, Sexism, Sexual

Description: A coming-of-age novel that touches on themes of meaning, grief, hope, and youth-adult relationships.

YA Label?: Unknown

Notes: This book contains sexual nudity and sexual activities; moderate profanity use; alcohol use; and gender ideologies.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 39: “Don’t grab my boob.” The Colonel gave an obligatory laugh, then asked, “Want a smoke?” I never smoked a cigarette, but when in Rome…

Page 103: “…You thought she was quietly discussing precalc, when she was clearly talking about having hot sex with you…”

Page 107: “Did I tell you that Jake is hung like a horse and a beautiful, sensual lover?”

Page 137: “He’s just happy most everyone’s gone. He’s probably masturbating for the first time in a month.”

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