Miles Halter does not have any friends in his mundane hometown and is seeking an adventure, so he goes to Culver Creek preparatory school in Alabama to find his purpose.
Miles meets Alaska Young and befriends her along with her two friends the Colonel and Takumi. Miles instantly falls in love with Alaska.
Alaska"s death is all my fault.
Miles struggles to cope with Alaska's death and blames himself. He tries to figure out what happened that night that made her want to drive to an unknown destination.
Oh no, today was the day my mom died! I need to bring her favorite flowers to her grave!
Miles, Takumi, and the Colonel figure out why Alaska was so upset the night she died and come to terms with her death.
Alaska passes away in a car accident when she was intoxicated one night. She was extremely upset when realizing something and insisted on driving to an unknown location, so Miles and the Colonel let her drive away.