Unpretty women were so much easier to deal with in some ways -- you didn't have to face the pain of their probable unattainability.Attractive menfolk made me very uncomfortable when I was young and nerdy. I had the impression they were instantly sizing me up, attractiveness-wise, then dismissing me. I enjoy the presence of attractive men now, and no longer expect them to even notice me. However, I've always found brief interactions with attractive women to be pleasant.
He would have to explain to his parents what happened, and they would, in some way he could never grasp, and therefore could never properly rebut, make him feel like it was his fault.Whether or not this book turns out to be readable/great, I credit it for getting the Teenage Insight right.