Growing Up In The Air Quotes Analysis

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Asher based this entire novel on his life; How he was affected by bullying and how he viewed teenagers interacting with each other. Initially, Jay talks about how each character in the book is somewhat relatable to him as he was growing up, but he identified that he felt the most connected with the character Clay (Diaz). Jay describes Clay as “non-confrontational,” an attribute he himself displayed in high school, which he says “can be good, but can also be a weakness” (Diaz). Not only was Jay able to align himself with Clay, he also found that he could join with Hannah’s character traits as well. Jay describes Hannah as, “a romantic in how she sees the world, which makes it even more crushing when the world doesn’t unfold how you think it
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