“That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you half fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.”—J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
This is why I read books with adolescent boys for protagonists. It gives me hope for boys liking me ‘cause it makes me understand they have feelings.