by Lily Markova
"This is a story about a girl, a boy, and his boyfriend.
"A story about a girl, yet not a traditional love story.
"A story about friendship, in which nobody dies of cancer.
"A story about suicide, in which nobody dies.
"(Although, don’t hold me to that last bit; like many writers, I am a liar.)
"But first and foremost, this is a story celebrating the love of life—in its own strange, hopeless way."