Just finished this. Really great book on so many levels.
I'll talk more in depth about the physical stuff on our Body Image episode of The Oral History Podcast.
But it's a book that resists a triumphant, happy ending for a realistic look at kids whose lives aren't suburban and middle class. It's a story that's full of whimsy AND shittiness. Economic hardship AND abundant friendship. Romantic scenes & situations of absolute heartbreak and assholery. The uncertainty that accompanies a high school graduate's launch into adulthood.
I recommend yall check it out.