What are some important events in the book Looking For Alaska?

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Looking For Alaska is divided into two parts, Before and After.  The "After" part of the book is triggered by the main event.

The book begins with Miles deciding to go to boarding school in order to find himself.  At school, he meets Alaska Young and his roommate, the Colonel....

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Looking For Alaska is divided into two parts, Before and After.  The "After" part of the book is triggered by the main event.

The book begins with Miles deciding to go to boarding school in order to find himself.  At school, he meets Alaska Young and his roommate, the Colonel.  Alaska and the Colonel are kings of pranks - they are constantly pulling pranks on the staff and other students at school.

The "After" event is Alaska's death.  Alaska, Miles, and the Colonel are all very drunk.  Alaska goes out to take a phone call and comes in suddenly very upset, screaming that she needs to leave.  Miles and the Colonel let her go.  She gets into a drunk driving accident and is killed on impact.

The rest of the book is about how Miles grapples with his guilt and grief.  It's also about the mystery surrounding why Alaska was so upset that night, and whether or not her death was a suicide.

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