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Oates’ undeniable talent shines here. In what under anyone else’s pen would be a plodding issue novel, Oates’ take on eating disorders, self-harm, relationships and divorce is made fascinating — through pitch-perfect dialogue and shifting points of view. Each character has a slightly different tone, and both are identifiably teenage without seeming forced. A not-quite-happy ending will leave you thinking. Perfect for sharp, literary teens.