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Looking for Alaska | Study Guide

John Green

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Overview

Author

John Green

Year Published

2005

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Protagonist and teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter is the first-person narrator of the novel Looking for Alaska.

Tense

Looking for Alaska is told mostly in the past tense. In several dramatic passages, the author writes in the present tense.

About the Title

Enigmatic, quirky, and damaged, Alaska Young is a girl at school with whom Miles becomes enamored. Before Alaska dies, Miles continually tries to figure her out. After she dies, Miles looks for pieces of her everywhere he goes. Hence, he is both figuratively and metaphysically Looking for Alaska.

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