"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take." So be risky because you would rather look back and say I can't believe I did that instead of I can't believe I didn't do that. I do regret that amazing chance that I didn't take.
Basically the whole story is about not to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, not to judge a boy by his face. August is bullied and teased about the way his face looks, but you really have to get to know the person before you judge them.
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again! Although we never say goodbye when JOEY leaves on a deployment I absolutely LOVE this! We say "I'll see you soon"