Olivia gave me a heads-up about this novel. It's beautifully written, laugh out loud funny and, of course, sad. A few quotes: "We're Mennonites As far as I know, we are the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager. . . . We are supposed to be cheerfully yearning for death and in the meantime, until that blessed day, our lives are meant to be facsimiles of death or at least the dying process. . . . A Mennonite telephone survey might consist of questions like, would you prefer to live or die a cruel death, and if you answer "live" the Menno doing the survey hangs up on you. "
I checked my copy out of the library. I'm in a new thrift mode.