| Quote #1
I hardly knew Hannah Baker. I mean, I wanted to. I wanted to know her more than I had the chance. […] [W]e never had the chance to get closer. And not once did I take her for granted. Not once. (3.36)
Really, Clay? Not even once? Even Clay realizes he might be a bit off on this. He could have used all those nights at the movie theater to get closer to her, but her reputation scared him off. Until now, poor Clay hasn't had enough information to fully understand or analyze his relationship with Hannah.
| Quote #2
So thank you, Justin. Sincerely. My very first kiss was wonderful. And for the month or so that we lasted, and everywhere that we went, the kisses were wonderful. You were wonderful. (3.221)
Justin crushes every romantic idea that Hannah ever had about love. Even her dreams tell her that Justin is the one for her. But there's a big difference between fantasy Justin and the real Justin she will get to know over the next couple years.
| Quote #3
For just a buck, you get the name and number of your one true soul mate. For five bucks, you get your top five. (8.3)
As we discuss in "Symbols, Imagery, and Allegory," the Oh My Dollar Valentines become a symbol of how everything love-related in Hannah's life turns to pain and shame. What was meant to be a chance to meet her soul mate turns out into a nightmare when her date assaults her.