I think this quote relates to the novel because it shows how death and growing up before you die is a central idea in the book. It shows the idea that life is unfair to people, like with all the discrimination, but people can also die and be mature.
What a change this has made in my life! I wrote this on my mirror in white-board marker to remind me to think of something good every day - start my day out right. Lovely. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club