love shoebox. don't care what anyone else says. it was written when those girls were 19, i read it when i was about....mmm... 13? 14? and totally adored it. glad i didn't read it when i was in my 20s, as i'm sure i would've rolled my eyes at the style too. it lives in my brain unmarred and makes me really happy when i think back to those few years of reading it<3