- During an argument Nikki and Jayni have about Jake, Nikki blurts out Dont kid yourself youll ever get a man like Jake. As well as already being an incredibly cruel thing to say to your own child, the reader knows full well how self-conscious Jayni is about her appearance and how she worries no one will ever find her attractive, making it a hundred times worse.
- Nikkis unexpected recovery after almost dying of an infection causes tears of happiness and relief both in-universe and for readers.
- The fact that much of what Jayni and her family go through really happens to people who are victims of domestic violence or cancer.
Tear Jerker / Lola Rose