Study Guide

Looking for Alaska Characters

By John Green

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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