Study Guide

Looking for Alaska Characters

By John Green

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Miles Halter

Miles wants his Great Perhaps, but we never really know what he envisions as his Great Perhaps...

Alaska Young

Alaska remains a perpetual mystery in this book, both to Miles and to us as readers. She's also...

Chip "The Colonel" Martin

The Colonel is aptly named: although he's short and stocky, he's got a gift for leading others...

Takumi Hikohito

Even though he isn't in every scene of the book, Takumi plays a pretty important role in Miles's...

Lara Buterskaya

Lara is a cutie, though unfortunately for her she doesn't compare to Alaska in Miles's mind. From...

Minor Characters

Dolores, the Colonel's mom, never really had an easy life (raising a kid with a deadbeat will do...

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