On friendship. What happens when all your friends are going abroad? What happens when *you* go abroad and leave your friends behind? Sepanx mode na ito. Celine almost cries. Denise brings up the awkwardness of having privileged friends. Also: High school is a subplot.
Celine reductively misquotes something misattributted to John Steinbeck ("Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." - John Steinbeck) : https://www.reddit.com/comments/g877k/