My mother died when i was young; she had aneurysm.
The main character Miles is leaving Florida, and heading to Alabama to attend Culver Creek Preparatory School. His mother, throws him a going away party where only two people arrived.
Class, i have bad news. Yesterday night, Alaska young went into a car accident that ended in a misfortune of her loss.
When he arrives at Culver Creek Preparatory School, he unpacks his stuff and meets his roommate Chip. Chip names Miles "Pudge" as a nickname for him; therefore, he doesn't feel left out from the rest of his friends. Chip introduces him to one of his friends Alaska, whom Miles immediately develops a crush on.
As he becomes better and closer friends with Alaska, he becomes her companion and she takes him off campus where she drinks and smokes. When Alaska invites him over for thanksgiving one day, she opens up to him and reveals how depressing her life is and had hinted for suicide a couple of times. Alaska then takes off in the middle of the night, driving intoxicated after having a conversation with Miles.
The next day at school, the Eagle (which is a nickname for one of the teachers) reveals bad news to the class. Alaska's death was hard on everyone especially those close to her like Miles, Chip and other people. Miles and Chip begin to investigate her death, when they begin to think that Alaska's death wasn't an accident.
Later on, they discover that Alaska's death was on the day of her mother's anniversary. Alaska has forgotten her mother's anniversary, whom died because of aneurysm. Some considered her death to be suicide and others contemplated it as an accident or a misfortune in the turn of events.
In the end, Miles decided to spare himself of her death, as she wouldn't want him to take the blame for her intoxicated actions. They all decided to cherish and appreciate the time and the memories they shared with her, as they couldn't have escaped destiny.