Miles is a high school student. Miles decides he wants to move out of Florida and go to a boarding school in Alabama called Culver Creeks and meets his roommate chip. You also meet Alaska the main female in this story.
Miles has to graduate school while dealing with all of his problems.
Miles meets Alaska. Alaska is a fun loving girl who likes to play lots of pranks. They pull many pranks on their peers and such. Miles begins to fall in love with Alaska but she has a boyfriend. one night Alaska comes in the room crying saying: "please get me off campus!!!" so miles and chip help her.
The day after Miles and Chip get Alaska off campus. Shock, fills the school at an emergency assembly. Shocking news is reviled as everyone finds out that Alaska is dead. Everyone is shocked. Miles believing it's a joke but it's not.
Miles decides to figure out how/why Alaska died. They do know that she died in a car accident on her way somewhere. Miles and chip soon figure out that she was on her way to her mothers grave because she forgot the day before was the anniversary of her mothers death.
To celebrate Alaska, everyone in Miles grade, Including him, decided to do a prank that she planned out herself. Her plan was to make a "professor" come who was actually a stripper and the plan went perfectly, resolving the story and all of its glory.