In re-reading The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers I have been struck by several similar moral dilemmas and theological questions she raises that parallel those in John Green's works. At the beginning of chapter two Dynah, attempting to recapture a "normal" life again, is walking on the campus with Joe, her fiance's roommate. At the top of page 40 the narrator says: "He didn't hide from her pain." As you grow older and continue to observe others you will find that the way people handle disappointments and pain will largely determine the depth and maturity of their relationships. For this response I would like for you to comment either on the meaning of this quote, or give a personal observation of how you have watched someone you know (it could be yourself) cope with pain or disappointment. You can certainly change the name/s for the sake of anonymity if this is your choice. Please add your response to the "comments" or email it to me-- email@example.com --and please write a minimum of 200 words.