Miles Pudge Halters whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him Grave the Great Perhaps Franpois Rabelais, poet even more. He heads off to the sometimos crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, selfdestructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulís Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.