"Home," she repeated. Just last night, that word had changed its meaning in her mind. And now home was destroyed. It lay around her in ruins, burning and captured. (34.32)
"So pugnacious, you uglies. Well, you'll be growing up soon."
A chill went down Tally's spine at the words. To Dr. Cable, "growing up" meant having your brain changed. (35.37-8)
"Yeah, I know what you mean. But that was all ugly stuff. Crazy love and jealousy and needing to rebel against the city. Every kid's like that. But you grow up, you know?"
"You grew up because of an operation? Doesn't that strike you as weird?" (46.57-8)