Looking for Alaska is split into 2 parts called before and after.
before is about Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent. and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Francois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self- destructive, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young who is an event unto herself, She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After is about how Pudge's life changes after something tagic happens to Alaska
I have not finished the book yet but from what i have read from it i would recommend it to boys. This is not a girly book and i think a guy would be more interested in it more than a girl would.