Miles Halter
Gender Male
Allies Alaska Young, Chip Martin, Takumi, Lara
Enemies Weekday Warriors
Fate Alive
Appearances Looking For Alaska


Miles Halter is the protagonist of the novel Looking for Alaska .

Miles has an unusual interest and great skill in learning famous people's last words. He goes to the boarding school, Culver Creek, in search of his own "Great Perhaps". Tall and skinny, his friends at Culver ironically nickname him "Pudge". He is instantly attracted to Alaska Young, who unfortunately has a boyfriend. He falls in love with her quickly upon his arrival at Culver Creek and wants to divulge his feelings to her. Edit


Miles is very smart and does well in school. He jokes that often his only friends and allies are his teachers, although at Culver Creek that is not always the case. He leaves public school and his hometown because he has no friends and is in desperate hope for a big change. Edit

At Culver Creek, Chip Martin, whom everyone calls The Colonel, is his roommate and first friend. Chip is bold and loud but Miles is easy going and gets along with him pretty well. Miles is from a well-off family, but most of his friends are poor. They get along because Miles doesn't show off. He has a strong love for video games, just like Chip Martin. Edit

Miles and AlaskaEdit

Miles instantly falls in love with the beautiful, entrancing Alaska Young. She has a boyfriend (Jake) but Miles is constantly tempted to admit his true feelings to her. He does say that he loves her, but she was not awake to hear him say it. But throughout the book, she starts to develop feelings for him too but never admits it. Edit


The Colonel makes Miles buy cigarettes. Miles does not always smoke but he will smoke one here and there to make friends. He always covers the cost of the cigarettes because he is from a wealthier family than his friends. Edit

Miles lies to his family and says that he has so much work he has to stay at school during Thanksgiving. He really just wants to spend the holiday with Alaska Young. Edit

Miles briefly engages in a relationship with Romanian student, Lara. Edit

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