|This is somehow the pose I associate with the book Bright Before Us.|
|Dress - Tucker for Target, Cargo skinnies - American Eagle, Espadrilles - Franco Sarto|
|Let's chalk this up to, Well, you tried, Michelle.|
|Sorry, it's too hot to wear a puffer coat like the ones featured on the cover.|
Take pills all weekend, roll up into school, and feel threatened by concerned parents, then maybe eventually **SPOILER** slam a kid's head into the art supplies? When you finally end up marrying the girl of your dreams do you **SPOILER** curse at the grave site of her recently deceased parents? OMG, just please stop, Francis. What you said is one of the worst things I've ever read.
You know what Francis's problem is, though? He is so immature. You read this and think of...well, not exactly similar things you've done, but yeah, some stupid decisions you made because you were in love but too young to take care of it. Or you had a lot of responsibility, and something hard happened, and instead of taking control, you just...fell apart.
I enjoyed Arnold-Ratliff's style, and for a first-time writer, she really came at us with a story that I thought was original and shocking. Literally, I gasped out loud several times (and I've already mentioned the yelling). Yay to Powell's for introducing us to another great new author.