"...I ask you right here to please agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty, okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived."
As of writing this post, I'm only a third of the way into the book, but unless it goes downhill fast, I'd suggest you add it to your must-read list.