This is one of those rare books that not only has a stay-up-all-night-because-you-just-have-to-know-what-happens-next story but also weaves profound truth into its narrative that will stick with you long after the ending is revealed.
It puts feelings that you’ve had in the back of your mind for years into words, and they hit you like a punch in the gut.
“I waited to be told what was good about me. […] All that time I had spent readying myself, the articles that taught me life was really just a waiting room until someone noticed you- the boys had spent that time becoming themselves.”
– Emma Cline