You may not be super familiar with Kristine Froseth, but that’s about to change. The 23-year-old actress will shortly grace your screen as Alaska Young in the upcoming Hulu series Looking For Alaska, which is based on the John Green book of the same title.

Kristine plays Alaska, an outspoken, brave teenage girl who the main character that Miles Halter (Charlie Plummer) falls in love with at boarding school. However, Miles later learns that Alaska isn’t as happy and free-spirited as she appears. The young adult novel, just like The Fault in Our Stars, is a fan-favorite. That being said, it’s safe to say the mini-series, which consists of 8 episodes, is highly anticipated. Like several readers, Kristine revealed she loves the book, making this role extra special for her.

“I read the book for the first time when I was a teen and I really fell in love with it then,” Kristine told V magazine in an interview published on October 16. The blonde beauty went on to explain why she resonated so much with Alaska and her story.

Kristine Froseth for 'Looking For Alaska' Promo
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“What John Green does so well is he puts those thoughts and feelings of what you’re going through as a teenager and he puts those [struggles] into really special characters, and I think characters that people really relate to growing up,” she told the outlet. “I just really remember after reading it for the first time feeling less alone and really seeing myself in Alaska and her journey. And so when it was going to be made into a movie a couple of years later and I reread it when I was going to audition for it, I was in a different period of my life and I related to it in a different way. And then this time around when it was going to be made into a TV show, I reread it in my twenties. It was just interesting, feeling such a strong connection to her and her journey but also in a different way than when I first read it in high school. What they go through remains so relevant.”

Prior to this prestigious role, Kristine starred as Veronica in Sierra Burgess Is a Big Loser on Netflix, which couldn’t be more different than her new gig.  Looking For Alaska premieres on Hulu on Friday, October 18.