The bottom Line: ‘Paulina & Fran’
Her characters live in a world where essentially the most damning insult you’ll be able to utter is one involving bad hair. But, the emotions underlying their en vy harsh quips are tender. Glaser doesn’t reveal these deeper motivations often, perfectly imitating the callous irony of youth. When she does break from the constant crescendo of confidently declarative sentences to bask in something quiet like a memory or a longing, she reminds the reader of the humanity shaping her self-consciously cool characters.