Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska


John Green

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Looking for Alaska: 9. One Hundred One Days Before Summary & Analysis

A week later, Alaska drives a group of people to McDonalds to study. A girl named Lara has to sit in Miles’ lap to fit in the car, which Alaska has named “Blue Citrus.” Hank suggests to Alaska that it would be healthier for her to smoke weed instead of cigarettes. Alaska tells him, “I may die young…but at least I’ll die smart.”
Once again, Alaska links her cigarette habit to death. Although her comment is a joke, she doesn’t seem to be at all afraid of dying and shows very little interest in taking measures to prolong her life.
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