Winner on the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is conducted with his safe life at your home. His expereince of living has been one big non-event, and his awesome obsession with famous last words only has made him crave “the Great Perhaps” more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads on the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring whole world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his awesome life becomes the contrary of safe. Because about the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is a meeting unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into your Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever a similar.