Looking for Alaska is set at ‘Culver Creek Preparatory School’ in Alabama. It is based on the boarding school that John Green attended, Birmingham Preparatory School.
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.
After receiving an unknown call, Alaska dies in a car accident, and the second half of the novel focuses on uncovering the mystery from the night she died . At the end of the book, it is not confirmed whether her death was an accident or suicide.
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. The revelation that Alaska is the rat brings forth the end of what was a fairly idyllic time at Culver Creek Prep for Miles.
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.
In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. In a panic, Alaska leaves Culver Creek as Pudge and the Colonel help her by distracting the dean without much resistance.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most frequently challenged books in the US due to its themes of rape and use of profanity and racial slurs. Unlike the previous case, the book was banned due to the accumulation of complaints over the years.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss’ environmental kid’s book was banned in 1989 in a California school because it was believed to portray logging in a poor light and would turn children against the foresting industry.
Miles just eats pretzels with them because he’s not the hugest fan of drinking. Alaska wants to play Truth or Dare, and she dares Miles to make out with her. So they kiss , and Miles uses his newfound skills to touch her breasts, and Alaska falls asleep; as she sleeps, Miles tells her he loves her.
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.
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.
This book was an absolutely fantastic read and I will definitely recommend it to my friends. Overall I thought the book had a really intriguing plot with well thought out characters and amazing educational values and would recommend it to an audience of mature readers 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.
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.
sixty-seven days before. Miles is relaxing on newly dried grass and pondering American Civil War generals’s last words when Takumi brings him a snack. On a smoking walk in the woods, Takumi tells Miles that it was Alaska who ratted out her former roommate, Marya, and her roommate’s boyfriend, Paul.