...I am high on life! Utterly overflowing with positivity, with joy, with glee, and with ideas… I can’t get them out fast enough! Yes, I traveled and accomplished and achieved ridiculously amazing things… yet I have never been happier than I am right now.
"I made it up, and then I was in an eerily empty room, leaning against the wall, my brain telling my lungs 'it's okay it's okay calm down it's okay' and my lungs telling my brain 'oh, God, we're dying here'" (12.198). As Hazel makes her way up the stairs, her lungs burn and the reader realizes how difficult it is for her to do simple tasks. She is experiencing so much pain from climbing stairs, which most people would find simple. She keeps climbing and doesn't stop when things get hard.