Wow, what a story! Like many of my favorites it is a quiet, slow-growing story that sneaks up on you. Suzy is a great, intelligent narrator who is completely relatable in her struggle to figure out how middle schoolers act. She is unflinchingly honest when showing the reader the slow dissolve of her friendship with Franny without completely throwing Franny under the bus. A really lovely sad, heart-breaking, realistic, hopeful book.