Miles's life is typical for someone of his lifestyle; school, a few friends, homework and such, but once he begins to attend Culver Creek boarding school does his life really begin to change. Now, he has "real" friends, good food, and a relative life of his own. However, a new life brings new problems along with it, including the mysteriousness of Alaska Young. Miles and Alaska along with their other friends enjoy good times, bad times, and just about everything in between. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about, love, life, and the good and bad that those two things bring.