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In looking for Alaska John Green tells the story of Miles Halter a transfer student from Florida to Culver Creek boarding school The school his father actually attended as a child Miles started high school with no friends enemies or challenges to life at all Once he transferred his junior year his life takes a 360 turn from plain and boring to a series of unexpected events ultimately in search for the Great Perhaps Throughout the novel Miles starts to come of age and was faced with numerous amount of challenges that cause him to mature in the end He is extremely fascinated with reading biographies and tends to memorize peoples last words in order to understand what type of person they were When entering Culver Creek an elite school in Alabama Miles has no idea whats in store for him The change in the atmosphere throws him into a completely new world His new roommate Chip the Colonel Martin is his first real friend that takes him under his wing and gives him the nickname Pudge The name is extremely ironic because Miles is a tall lanky kid Chip quickly introduces Pudge to drinking smoking pranks and Alaska Young Once Pudge sets his eyes on her he is ultimately hooked on Alaska She is perceived as the perfect girl she is sexy outgoing and witty She was overly gorgeous smart and seemed to know a lot about everything Before Culver Miles was not at all willing to try new things and branch out beyond his comfort zone Alaska gave him the sense of the wild side introducing him to smoking drinking and sexual activities She always confided in him telling him he was attractive along with doing things for him no one else would do She always seemed to be playing with his emotions When Alaska was a young child her mother had a seizure because of a head aneurism Alaska had no idea
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