Looking for Alaska Setting & Symbolism

John Green (author)
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Florida

Miles and his family make their home in Florida. The fact that Miles can't wait to leave Florida to go to boarding school has less to do with the state itself than it has to do with feeling like his life there doesn't offer him enough.

Alabama

Alabama is the state in which Miles' new school is located. He discovers as soon as he arrives there that the weather (intensely hot and humid) is a significant challenge, but one that he eventually becomes able to accommodate.

Birmingham

This city in Alabama is where the boarding school attended by Miles, Chip and the others is located.

Culver Creek Preparatory School

This is the private boarding school that Miles chooses to attend, where he makes what seems to be his first real friends, and where he has important, even traumatic experiences that change his life.

The Great Perhaps

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