Study Guide

Looking for Alaska Chapter 56

By John Green

Chapter 56

one hundred eighteen days after

  • "So we gave up" (118after.1). The friends are tired of chasing a ghost, and know they've figured out as much about Alaska's death as they can.
  • As one last act of remembrance, the Colonel wants to drive through the place of her death, which Miles agrees to, but Lara and Takumi refuse.
  • On the way there, Miles admits that Alaska's death feels pure and the Colonel agrees.
  • At the spot, Miles thinks that "Straight and fast. Maybe she just decided at the last second." (118after.15).
  • They make it through physically and emotionally, switch drivers, and cry one last time.

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