The building is six stories high and made from brick -faced reinforced concrete , with a facade of Indiana limestone on the first two floors. The portico has four columns made of Tokeen marble from Prince of Wales Island , which is also used for interior trim. Because it lacks the large landscaped grounds of most state capitols, it could appear to be simply an office building . It is one of only twelve state capitols (along with those of Delaware , Hawaii , Louisiana , New Mexico , New York , North Dakota , Ohio , Tennessee , Nebraska , Florida and Virginia ) that do not feature a dome .
Time passes and Miles continues his involvement in shenanigans and obsessing about Alaska. He stays on campus for Thanksgiving to try to get with her, but all he gets for his trouble is a sense of homesickness and confusion. Miles, the Colonel, Takumi, Alaska, and Lara pull an epic prank on both the Eagle and the Weekday Warriors that involves blue hair dye and fake progress reports, and during their hideout, all the friends find out that Alaska's mom died of an aneurysm right in front of Alaska when Alaska was eight… which explains a lot about Alaska.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words–and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Green was awarded the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska. It is taught in many high school and college curricula and has been published in over 30 languages. A special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska was released in 2015.