The Labyrinth. Pudge tries to figure out how to escape the labyrinth. This is one of my favorite quotes in the book. They say that the way to escape the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. And that is what Alaska did.
Romantic identity: In my eyes, romance should be genuine and sincere. Generational: we are so influenced by how relationships should be that we are missing out on the bigger picture. Romance is rare today, hooking up is the new norm.