I’m So Over It

I’m So Over It

Posted on August 30 by admin
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Thank God high school isn’t my problem anymore. It would have been a bit much interning and having to deal with the timeless drama teenagers still freak out about. Back then I thought I was too cool for that level of committed physical activity like ballet. Sweating made my eyeliner run and I just started wearing make-up now that my after school job at the mall bought it for me at a 15% discount. So, I joined concert band and I didn’t have to pretend I had pneumonia, or lie by omission about whether my juvenile parents could afford my flute or feel like I had to try too hard because most people in my concert band were too bored to fake nice with each other like Marsh’s characters. Most students just wanted good grades to get into a good university and get a good job because at the time, there seemed to be plenty of good jobs to go around so it wasn’t exactly competitive. You’re So Sweet characters are the kind of people you’ll probably wonder about long after graduation. The kind of characters you don’t want to run into if you’ve left the house in track pants and no make up because it’s always a competition with people that are so fake happy about refinancing their second mortgage and everything the third marriage counsellor they’re willing to try said because that’s the formulaic end for most phonies in classic high school movies. I can see Marsh sitting in her cafeteria, with her favourite pen and weather-worn journal taking notes. I’m convinced that some of these characters are real people she wouldn’t want to run into without at least some mascara on either and I don’t doubt that some of those former students will read this book and recognize themselves and cringe. Her characters’ ticks and little nuances are so real I almost don’t believe she made this series up, entirely. Makes you wonder whether you’d even recognize your teenage self in high school now, right? What was high school like for you and if you could do it over again, how “sweet” would you be this time around?