“She was my best friend for seven months. We’d unload the stresses of the shoot to each other, vent to each other, watch out for each other. Kate was just the perfect person to work with because she was very much one of the guys, and it would have been much harder without her. We were partners.” -Leo
Looking For Alaska, by John Green. Another good read that slowly creeps under your skin. Green's books start to have a similarity -- manic pixie dream girl sparks something in a semi-lost teen boy -- but his writing is good enough to overcome it. He does introspection well enough that if feels less like navel-gazing and more like the thinking everybody needs to do to move into adulthood. A teen learns he isn't immortal: "Everything that comes together falls apart."