The Question and Answer section for Looking for Alaska is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Miles says he is going to boarding school (his father's former school) as “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” His parents believe he wants to leave their home and go away to school because he has no friends.
Miles “Pudge” Halter is the new student at the prestigious Culver Creek Preparatory School in Birmingham, Alabama. Unpopular at his old school, Pudge is nervous about making new friends.
He barfed on her after getting hit with a basketball by "the Beast".