A singular feeling exists when you’re on the verge of getting your license and just about halfway through high school, where everything is subject to mythologizing. PTA delivers delayed fulfillment for the wanting, unaccomplished obsession with the older classmate or the camp counselor or that cheeky college kid you’d see working back home each summer. Here, we finally get the answers - who are they, really? What happens when they actually speak to you? And better yet, what happens when…
“I hope I have something to say in my 30s.”
Well, Ms. Hogg, it seems like you figured it out. This is an incredibly endearing document reflecting on a rather muddled time, and it is beautifully done. I’m massively charmed.
At one point, Julie introduces her graduation film and dedicates it to “someone she loved very much” or some similar refrain. And it felt like a dedication not just to the obvious answer, but also to herself. To her former…