Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #1

I didn't tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die. (2.13)

There have been entire YA books written about girls getting their periods. For Hazel, this major life change is just a blip on the radar.

Quote #2

did the totally middle-schooly thing wherein I put my hand on the couch about halfway between us to let him know that it was okay to hold it (2.92)

These moments remind us that, no matter what other craziness is going on in Hazel's life, in some ways she's just a normal kid. Who's really bad at flirting, we might add.

Quote #3

I laughed again, and told him that having most of your social engagements occur at a children's hospital also did not encourage promiscuity (8.36)

And then, of course, we're brought right back to reality. Hazel and Augustus don't have a normal teenage life. Seven minutes in heaven is a lot harder to coordinate in a hospital closet.

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