Looking for Alaska
The story opens with Miles Halter, the protagonist, leaving his home in Florida to attend a preparatory high school named Culver Creek in Alabama for his junior year. When he arrives at Culver Creek, Miles meets his roommate, Chip Martin. Chip introduces Miles to one of his friends, Alaska Young. Alaska is attractive but emotionally unstable and can be very bipolar. Other than Alaska, Chip introduces him to Takumi. Chip, Alaska and Takumi have been friends since freshman year. On the night of his first day at Culver Creek, Miles is grabbed out of his bed, duct-taped, and tossed into a nearby lake by the “Weekday Warriors”. After a few days, Alaska and Miles drink, smoke, and do many other things together which eventually made him fall in love with her even though she loves her boyfriend, Jake, and there’s also Lara, the girl Alaska set up with Miles for a date. Chip and Alaska have been planning a pre-prank as a form of revenge for what the Weekday Warriors did to Miles. The following day, they drink, smoke and try to pass the time. When they come back at the end of the weekend, Miles and Chip go with Alaska to her room. Both Chip and Alaska get drunk. Alaska eventually gets sleepy then they all fell asleep. In the middle of the night, Alaska wakes up crying telling them she had to go now. Chip and Miles help her to her car even though they had no idea what was happening. The next day, their teacher holds an assembly informing the students of Alaska’s death. Her car crashed into a truck that was turned on its side on the highway making the steering wheel crush her chest. Chip and Miles become devastated. It makes them wonder if they were the ones to blame or not. Miles realizes that what happened didn’t matter anymore because he knows that she forgives him for letting her go and that he’ll always love her in the present tense.
I really liked a lot of things in Looking for Alaska. One was that it had very relatable characters and...
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