In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. The next morning, the students learn that she died in a car crash — the steering wheel crushed her chest when she drove into a police car at the scene of a separate accident.
There’s the beautiful and suffering Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and her friends Miles ” Pudge ” Halter (Charlie Plummer), Chip, aka the Colonel (Denny Love), and Takumi (Jay Lee). By the seventh episode, we learn Alaska was the one who died in the accident.
Takumi’s note puts the final piece of Alaska’s puzzle into place for Pudge, who now knows what Alaska’s last words were, and realizes that he has to let go of his friend. Pudge reasons that Alaska forgives him for letting her leave on the night of her death , and admits that he forgives her for leaving him behind.
As the group leaves the hearing, The Eagle shoots Alaska a meaningful look . It is revealed that she is the rat: after The Eagle caught her burying bottles of wine in the woods, she ratted out Paul and Marya to avoid expulsion. Alaska rejoins her friends, shaking off her doubts. Miles goes to see Dr.
A suicide because she killed herself with wanting to die in mind, but also because she was so impulsive, it was an accident.
Alaska’s last words to me were ‘To be continued’, and so I choose the labyrinth, even if there’s no way out, even if we’re all going, even if everything falls apart.” As one final prank, Alaska’s friends steal the bench and install it at the smoking hole, as she’d have wanted. Life goes on, as it must.
Looking for Alaska is classified as “young adult fiction”. While Green used his own life as a source of inspiration, the novel itself is entirely fictional. In an interview with Random House Publishing, Green states that the intended audience for the novel is high-school students.
1 most challenged book of 2015. As for why Looking for Alaska was banned , one of the main reasons is some people consider the book to be sexually explicit. More specifically, Looking for Alaska was challenged and banned because it includes a scene wherein Miles and his girlfriend-of-one-day Lara engage in oral sex.
The idea of the book , the deep crux of it, is the tragedy of Miles’s inability to see outside himself, the frustration that he can’t ever envision Alaska as a real, human person. It’s sad that Miles is so limited, and that’s precisely the point. It’s infuriating and wrong that Alaska can’t tell her own story.
How do we survive as oppsed to escape the labyrinth of suffering ? According to Miles it is to forgive. Stop beating yourself up for elements of your life that are outside of your control such as death. Forgive yourself and others for the unfortunate things that happen in life and accept what is.
But I think there’s a strong case to be made from the story that Pudge and Alaska really loved each other and were in many ways suited to each other. It’s very hard to love someone well, especially when you are doing it for the first time.
Read it. It sends a message and many kids don’t enjoy reading. Something about drugs sex and alcohol intrigues teens to read more. It’s a very good book and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.
Alaska was Marya’s roommate and therefore knew her and Paul were drunk in her room. Alaska was caught with a bottle of wine in her car while she was trying to sneak off campus to see her boyfriend Jake by The Eagle aka Mr. Marya must have done something to Alaska to make her so angry that she would rat her out.
He then ends up with a great deal of egg on his face when it’s revealed that the rat was none other than Alaska , who told on the others in order to keep herself from getting in trouble.
Secrets Secrets Are No Fun. Takumi is really good at keeping secrets. And at investigating stuff. Not only does he figure out that it was Alaska who ratted out Marya before Alaska tells him (67before.