This book was far more literary than I expected, and that's a good thing. The main character was not particularly likeable, and there wasn't much plot to drive the story. But the author did a good job of capturing the insecurities and self-absorption of teenagers. I can't speak to the accuracy of her portrayal of boarding school, but it was realistic enough to me that I got drawn in, as if I were there.

It reminded me how much awkwardness all teenagers go through, and made me appreciate being an adult now.