"Iโ€™m watching my dear Emma go through the tunnel, and I know somethingโ€™s different. And [โ€ฆ] my jaw hit the floor because I could not believe just how free she was. [โ€ฆ] She told me later that for her, this was a transformational moment to fly through this tunnel, and that she entered it as Emma, and she left it as Sam. What happened in between and what you can see on her face is a young person just being able to be a kid and see all the possibilities ahead of her."

- Stephen Chbosky