Last week, the much anticipated adaption of John Green’s Looking For Alaska premiered on CBC Gem. We were so excited, we sat down to live tweet the first episode on Tuesday – catch up on the thread here:
Five minute warning! We're opening up #CBCGem and making sure our box of Kleenex is nearby (just in case). #LookingForAlaska https://t.co/ksAUbW31ZF pic.twitter.com/5B4oxbq6YA
— PenguinTeenCA (@PenguinTeenCa) April 21, 2020
Want more Looking For Alaska content? Back in October when the show premiered on Hulu, our friends at Penguin Teen did a live tweet of the first episode too:
Grab popcorn and also some tissues because we’re about to go seek our great perhaps, watching ep 1 of @alaskaonhulu! a thread #LookingforAlaska pic.twitter.com/6R8aELV97o
— Penguin Teen (@PenguinTeen) October 18, 2019
They also put together a recap on their blog and a fun fact-filled video:
And now we want to hear from YOU! Have you read Looking For Alaska? Or watched the show? Let us know your thoughts and we’ll add them below!
“It’s been almost a decade since I read it so my memory of the story itself is pretty vague, but it was one of the books I loved in the height of me reading YA as a teen, and it holds a really good nostalgic feel for me! I’m excited to dive back into the story during quarantine, since I’ve been enjoying some old hobbies of mine and rewatching things for nostalgia’s sake.” – emilykatereads
Weeeeeell that first episode definitely left me intrigued! I want to see what happens next! (even though the flashback ((is it a flashback?)) scares me a little, haha) #LookingForAlaska #CBCGem @PenguinTeenCa pic.twitter.com/ryUT4wrnTR
— Oh, Flavia ☕️🍃📖 (@flavbibliophile) April 22, 2020
all of these last words remind me of that time where I kept entire notebooks with book quotes. Spent hours looking for them! #LookingforAlaska
— Elise ❤️ (@abookandacup) April 21, 2020
Loved the book and the adaptation was magnificent. Perfectly casted and written. Both are very moving. John Green really created a timeless story.
— anna c. grajales (@annacgrajales) April 23, 2020
You can also check out this podcast episode from Canadians Brenna and Joe for a different take!