For being a relatively simple plot, a lot of unexpected things happen in this story. For the majority of the story Violet's traveling on a bus. So what all could happen? Its interesting that she makes friends, and lovers, takes detours along the way, and changes her character all in this same story. And by changing her character I mean the part at the end where she accepts that the scar is not going away, that she is who she is, and she is accepted just as she is by the two men. To be sappy, this is basically a girl's dream: to be accepted and liked (loved??) for who you are, even if (being your harshest critic) you find yourself the ugliest person alive.