"JFK," she said. "That's obvious," I answered. "Oh, is it now?" she asked. "No. Those were his last words..." I chose this because it's where Alaska and Miles first met and started the bond between them.
"The day after my mom took me to the zoo...she liked the monkeys and I liked the bears..." This influences a big part of the story because she kills herself on her mom's deathdate
'"Please, sir," I said. "Can we please wait for Alaska?"..."And she was killed. Alaska has passed away."