Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska Character List

Miles “Pudge” Halter

The protagonist of the novel, Miles is a new junior at Culver Creek Preparatory School with a penchant for memorizing the last words of famous individuals. His friend and roommate, the Colonel affectionately nicknames Miles Pudge despites Miles’s tall and lanky appearance. Miles finds himself falling for Alaska while seeking the “Great Perhaps.”

Chip “Colonel” Martin

Miles’s roommate and confidant. The Colonel is a strong-willed genius who loves pranking the wealthy day students at Culver Creek.

Alaska Young

Friend and romantic interest to Miles, Alaska is perplexing and alluring. She loves drinking wine, collecting books from yard sales, pranking the wealthy day students at Culver Creek with the Colonel. Wild and unpredictable, Alaska’s mood can change at a moment’s notice as she continues to struggle with her mother’s death.

Takumi Hikohito

Talented rapper and friend to Miles, Chip, and Alaska, Takumi partakes in pranks, but is also left out of some parts of Miles’s, Chip’s, and Alaska’s mutual friendship.

Lara Buterskaya

Romanian student at Culver Creek, Lara is Miles’s friend and girlfriend briefly.

Mr. Starnes “Eagle”

Dean of students at Culver Creek, Mr. Starnes is nicknamed the Eagle by students. Target of numerous pranks, he is known for his sternness and what Alaska terms the “Look of Doom.”

Dr. Hyde

Miles’s older teacher for World Religions, Dr. Hyde is passionate about teaching and commands the classroom with his no-nonsense style of teaching.