Everything you need to understand or teach Looking for Alaska by John Green (author).
This novel for young people chronicles the eventful first year at private school for teenaged Miles Halter. As Miles makes new friends and discovers an interest in philosophy, he also discovers important answers to fundamental questions of human existence and equally fundamental truths about the natures of both loyalty and love.
The novel begins with a prologue-like description of a poorly attended going away party thrown for Miles by his well-meaning mother. After the sort-of party has ended, Miles explains to his parents why he wants to attend boarding school - not because he has so few friends, as his mother suggests, but because he wants to experience more of life.
After being dropped off at his new school by his parents, Miles meets his commanding roommate Chip and Chip's playful, attractive friend Alaska, both of whom introduce Miles to the ways of the school. That night, Miles...