‘Looking For Alaska’ Is Out & The Internet’s Opinions Are In
Oh boy, it’s the weekend that 14-year-old us has been waiting for: the first of John Green’s novels has been turned into a TV series and we thought we’d be ready after waiting 14 years, but we ARE NOT.
Looking For Alaska has been transformed for our screens by Hulu and now it’s time to binge.
But we warn you, watching will induce some serious nostalgia.
Like every one of John Green’s novels (The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns), it has a hectic fanbase that can absolutely tear down an adaptation. But the Internet’s results are in and by the looks of things, they absolutely froth it. And it seems we should all have tissues on hand – excellent pro tip.
the #LookingForAlaska series is surreal because i’ve imagined this since the first time i fell in love with this book. there’s something about hearing these lines i memorized in 6th grade and idolized for so long. i unpacked 3 boxes to find my old copy so i can reread this book
— ayy lmao 👽🔥 (@anxiousalien420) October 18, 2019
— cay (@koralinadean) October 18, 2019
Anticipating a piece of writing you love as a teen to be translated in a visual medium for years and suddenly it's here makes you so damn emotional and nostalgic. 2 minutes into #LookingForAlaska episode 1 and I teared up. 🌼☔
— Kenneth Garon (@kennethgaron) October 18, 2019
14 year old me - stays up till 3am reading #lookingforalaska
24 year old me - stays up till 3am watching #lookingforalaska
— Rebecca Rocke (@beccaarockk) October 18, 2019
Someone pls tell me why I burst out crying when Takumi put on his fox hat and said “Cause no one can catch the motherfucking Fox” bc it was everything I wanted and more
This adaptation is perfection #LookingForAlaska
— Sara 🌸 (@10_sara_01) October 19, 2019
Ugh, we can just ~feel~ that pang of poetic poignancy when we first read, “if people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
Looks like that’s our night cut out for us. BRB while our obsessive tween-self resurrects from deep within.
- Tait McGregor