( ) Miles wants to go to boarding school, and so he does. There, he becomes close with a particularly rowdy group of people. He also develops a huge crush on a girl, Alaska. However, she’s the most moody person he’s ever met.
Teenage rebellion, drinking, smoking, and pranks ensue. On the night Miles, nicknamed Pudge by his new friends, finally gets to first base with Alaska, a huge “accident” happens.
The second part of the book is spent with the group experiencing the aftermath of the accident. They analyze it to death, but finally realize they will never know exactly what happened.
It’s not a bad read, but there’s not anything particularly new or interesting about it. Just another teenage trauma story.