So whatever. This YA novel doesn’t suck. It’s actually pretty great and definitely American.
It’s about grief and growing up. The main character likes to stage his life like a screenplay, which I thought was interesting and clever. It’s technically a coming out story, but little focus is put on the actual coming out, since it’s a whole lot more about finding yourself and seeing others for who they are, too.
The audiobook version is really good, and it’s read by the author.