This is why representation matters SO MUCH in fiction. That feeling of having found yourself in a book? Everyone deserves that. and it's harder to feel it when no character you can find shares your experiences on a basic level.
Fitzgerald, one of my biggest inspirations. It saddens me that my generation doesn't read classic novels like his. The great gatsby is literally the most amazing book I've ever read. Sorry I'm a nerd but I'd rather be a nerd than partake in the activities of my fellow teenage peers.