“You think it’s so easy to change yourself. You think it’s so easy, but it’s not. What do you think it takes to reinvent yourself as an all-new person, a person who makes sense, who belongs? Do you change your clothes, your hair, your face? Go on, then. Do it. Pierce your ears, trim your bangs, buy a new purse. They will still see past that, see you, the girl who is still too scared, still too smart for her own good, still a beat behind, still, always, wrong. Change all you want; you can’t change that”
Those are the words that made me want to finish reading this book. Like ask the others, I relate with Elise Dembowski alot. Has a few friends, unpopular, unlovable, suicidal… Sad, but true. She kept all her issue to herself until she found that one thing that made her move on. I downloaded some, if not all, of the songs mentioned in the book. It made me move on from my “TaylorSwift” playlist. More with The Smiths now, and Blur’s Girls and Boys made me have LSS. But aside from that, I felt like I went back in time and revisited the old me.. Yeah, I cut my hair, trimmed my bangs, tried to change my clothing style but still with no success. I am not sad, Maybe I’m just meant to be just like this. I am.For the ending, though, it left me hanging. Maybe a part 2? But I’ll be reading Leila’s other books for the meantime.