I wanted to review the new Gossip Girl, but I got so frustrated I worried it would give me an ulcer, so instead I’ll be reviewing Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney’s third novel, because … mental health.

It’s important to start this review the way I believe most reviews (besides ones of the new Gossip Girl) should start, which is with the disclaimer that Sally Rooney is a better writer than I could ever be. More importantly, she inspires people everywhere to not give up on their crush that ghosted them nine years ago, because they could just be shy.