Small-town America for teens

Running Lean - Diana L. Sharples

Solid read for teens. Very smalltown America, not glam or supernatural or anything, just normal. Interesting how unusual that setting is; even the references to going to church or praying and stuff seem average in a way very few YA titles capture these days (not Christian Fic as far as I can tell; just part of the worldbuilding.) Flips between the perspectives of a dating couple: the boy's from a larger, poor family who lost a son recently; the girl's from a dysfunctional wealthier family and is developing an eating disorder. It was interesting how the motivations and progression of the disease developed slowly and how it impacted everyone's relationships. Kind of a tough read, with maybe some trigger warning-worthy stuff around the parent-child relationship and eating disorder. But nothing too explicit; should be okay for younger teens.