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* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[Anime/DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like.
** Eliott, who thinks of fictional characters as "almost-friends" and is prone to admiring everyone for things as insignificant as licking their elbows, isn't any better.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[Anime/DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like.
** Eliott, who thinks of fictional characters as "almost-friends" and is prone to admiring everyone for things as insignificant as licking their elbows, isn't any better.


* StepfordSmiler: Carrie is a Type A.

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* StepfordSmiler: Carrie is a Type A.the Depressed type.


* ManChild: Carrie's mother borders on {{Cuckoolander}} sometimes.

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* ManChild: Carrie's mother borders on {{Cuckoolander}} {{Cloudcuckoolander}} sometimes.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paris treats his brother like trash and hangs out with a group of people that made fun of [[Cloudcuckoolander Marley]], and while he participates in trying to kick her off the cafeteria table she was "hogging for herself" (even though she was just EatingLunchAlone as usual), he ends up defending her after one of his friends crosses the line. Even when they go away, due to him realizing she's just there because she has no other friends, he ends up sitting with her for the lunch break's duration.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paris treats his brother like trash and hangs out with a group of people that made fun of [[Cloudcuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Marley]], and while he participates in trying to kick her off the cafeteria table she was "hogging for herself" (even though she was just EatingLunchAlone as usual), he ends up defending her after one of his friends crosses the line. Even when they go away, due to him realizing she's just there because she has no other friends, he ends up sitting with her for the lunch break's duration.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paris treats his brother like trash and hangs out with a group of people that made fun of {{Cuckoolander Marley}}, and while he participates in trying to kick her off the cafeteria table she was "hogging for herself" (even though she was just EatingLunchAlone as usual), he ends up defending her after one of his friends crosses the line. Even when they go away, due to him realizing she's just there because she has no other friends, he ends up sitting with her for the lunch break's duration.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paris treats his brother like trash and hangs out with a group of people that made fun of {{Cuckoolander Marley}}, [[Cloudcuckoolander Marley]], and while he participates in trying to kick her off the cafeteria table she was "hogging for herself" (even though she was just EatingLunchAlone as usual), he ends up defending her after one of his friends crosses the line. Even when they go away, due to him realizing she's just there because she has no other friends, he ends up sitting with her for the lunch break's duration.


* {{BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine}}: Eliott and Carrie often share this routine, with the former as the tsukkomi and the latter as the boke. They occasionally flip roles, however.

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* {{BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine}}: BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Eliott and Carrie often share this routine, with the former as the tsukkomi and the latter as the boke. They occasionally flip roles, however.


* BrilliantButLazy: Eliott has quite a vast range of knowledge, most notably [[GrammarNazi grammar]], math and music. His grades are still atrocious, quite possibly because he doesn't even ''bother'' bringing homework and usually naps or reads during class.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Eliott has quite a vast range of knowledge, most notably [[GrammarNazi grammar]], math literature and music. His grades are still atrocious, terrible, quite possibly because he doesn't even ''bother'' routinely forgets bringing his homework and usually naps or reads during class.



* CelibateHero: [[spoiler: Notably averted with Eliott, who apparently dated--and slept with--a girl prior to Carrie.]]

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* CelibateHero: [[spoiler: Notably averted with Eliott, who apparently dated--and dated—and slept with--a with—a girl prior to Carrie.]]



* ClassicalAntiHero: Often plagued by self-doubt and a really low self-esteem, Eliott.

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* ClassicalAntiHero: Often plagued by self-doubt Eliott may seem aloof and a intimidating, but he's actually really low self-esteem, Eliott.insecure and has little to no social skills.



** Carrie deconstructs the ManicPixieDreamGirl in that she may cheer the main character up, but she's rather sad herself. In fact, Eliott ends up helping her up as much as--if not more--she helps him.
** Eliott himself is more than the typical MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. The world did not randomly decide to turn against him one day. His loneliness has only worse over time due to his own social ineptitude and aversion to crowds. At one point, he calls it a, "Self-imposed isolation."

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** Carrie deconstructs the ManicPixieDreamGirl in that she may cheer the main character up, but she's rather sad herself. In fact, Eliott ends up helping her up as much as--if as—if not more--she more—she helps him.
** Eliott himself is more than the typical MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. The world did not randomly decide to turn against him one day. His loneliness has only worse over time due to his own social ineptitude and aversion to crowds. At one point, he calls it a, "Self-imposed isolation."a "self-imposed isolation".



* EatingLunchAlone: Eliott, though he'll insist fictional characters ''technically'' count as companions.

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* EatingLunchAlone: Eliott, though he'll insist fictional characters ''technically'' count as companions. Marley plays this straight.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: During Eliott and Carrie's first meeting, the former stayed silent--if not outright hostile--while the latter seemed to pay this no mind... at least at first. When she apologizes and vows to shut up, Eliott suddenly bursts into a rant about [[NoSocialSKills he kept trying to talk to her, but didn't know how to do it.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: During Eliott and Carrie's first meeting, the former stayed silent--if silent—if not outright hostile--while hostile—while the latter seemed to pay this no mind... at least at first. When she apologizes and vows to shut up, Eliott suddenly bursts into a rant about [[NoSocialSKills [[NoSocialSkills how he kept trying to talk to her, but didn't know how to do it.]]



* FalseFriend: It is implied that Carrie's ''whole'' group of "friends" is actually this towards each other.

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* FalseFriend: It is implied that Carrie's ''whole'' group of "friends" friends is actually this towards each other.



* {{Foil}}: Marley to Eliott and viceversa. They both are the class outcasts—sitting next to each other, no less—with NoSocialSkills and character quirks that could weird a person or two out, but Eliott is much more withdrawn and limits himself to using books as escapism while Marley actively tries to improve her social life, and her weirdness isn't as much of her lack of conversational skills as it is her just being plain eccentric.



* GenkiGirl: Carrie, big time. This is subverted, however, as it is implied many--if not most--of her antics are due to her StepfordSmiler tendencies.

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* GenkiGirl: Carrie, big time. This is subverted, however, as it is implied many--if many—if not most--of most—of her antics are due to her StepfordSmiler tendencies.



* GentleGiant: Eliott stands at 6'7 and is generally pacific... [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you somehow manage to get to his bad side.]]
* GrowingUpSucks: Throughout the story, Carrie's main motivation--according to her--is to 'find the cure for adulthood'.

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* GentleGiant: Eliott stands at 6'7 and is generally pacific...peaceful... [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you somehow manage to get to his bad side.]]
* GrowingUpSucks: Throughout the story, Carrie's main motivation--according motivation—according to her--is her—is to 'find the cure for adulthood'.



* InsaneTrollLogic: As an example, despite appearances, Marley seems to possess quite a high self-esteem, which she backs up with the claim that she would marry herself is he could, but she's straight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paris treats his brother like trash and hangs out with a group of people that made fun of {{Cuckoolander Marley}}, and while he participates in trying to kick her off the cafeteria table she was "hogging for herself" (even though she was just EatingLunchAlone as usual), he ends up defending her after one of his friends crosses the line. Even when they go away, due to him realizing she's just there because she has no other friends, he ends up sitting with her for the lunch break's duration.



* ManChild: Carrie's mother borders on {{Cuckoolander}} sometimes.



* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Eliott.

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* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Eliott.Eliott isn't a bad person. He just really, really looks like one.



* OddFriendship: Marley and Carrie.

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* OddFriendship: Marley and Carrie.Marley, pretty much with everyone she "befriends".



* SadClown: Carrie, implied to be this.

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* SadClown: Carrie, Carrie is implied to be this.



* ShrinkingViolet: More socially-awkward than anything else, Eliott. Marley, too, to an extent.

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* ShrinkingViolet: More socially-awkward Eliott plays this straight. In Marley's case, it's not of a NoSocialSkills case than anything else, Eliott. Marley, too, to an extent.else.



* SirSwearsALot: Eliott, to the point of driving Carrie uncomfortable during his worst instances of this. After a while, he managed to tone it down. At least around her.
* SlasherSmile: Whenever forced to smile, Eliott does this.

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* SirSwearsALot: Eliott, to the point of driving Carrie uncomfortable during his worst instances of this. After a while, he managed manages to tone tones it down. At least around her.
* SlasherSmile: Whenever forced to he forces a smile, Eliott does this.usually ends up with this. [[FaceOfAThug It's been noted to be the only thing scarier than his usual expression.]]



* TakeThatMe: Usually, during Eliott's narration, he'll end up fantasizing about completely unrealistic situations (often involving him getting out of his "Self-imposed isolation" in some contrived, stupid way) only to quickly lampshade it by thinking something along the lines of, "That only happens in badly-written romances, anyway..."

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* TakeThatMe: Usually, during Eliott's narration, he'll end up fantasizing about completely unrealistic situations (often involving him getting out of his "Self-imposed "self-imposed isolation" in some contrived, stupid way) only to quickly lampshade it by thinking something along the lines of, "That only happens in badly-written romances, anyway..."



* WhenHeSmiles: To Carrie, getting Eliott to smile is the equivalent of a musician acing a partiture after months of practice--as hard and rewarding.

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* WhenHeSmiles: To Carrie, getting Eliott to smile is the equivalent of a musician acing a partiture after months of practice--as practice—as hard and rewarding.


* FriendToAllChildren: Carrie's quite fond of them and viceversa. [[FaceOfAThug It's not hard to see why.]] Averted with Eliott, who claims to despise them.

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* FriendToAllChildren: Carrie's quite fond of them and viceversa. [[FaceOfAThug [[GenkiGirl It's not hard to see why.]] Averted with Eliott, who claims to despise them.



* RuleOfSymbolism: The snowy, 'dead' path Eliott and Carrie walk through every day, the changing seasons, and a few chapter titles all symbolize character growth in one way or another.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The snowy, 'dead' path Eliott and Carrie walk through every day, the changing seasons, and a few the themes of the chapter titles titles/quotes all symbolize character growth in one way or another.


* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like.


* Deconstruction: Of many high-school romance clichés, particularly in YA. For example, the two main leads don't suddenly turn love into their priority; they had lives before, and these do not disappear once the romance kicks in. There's a notable lack of contrived coincidences (aside from, conversely, the story's beginning itself). RealityEnsues.

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* Deconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: Of many high-school romance clichés, particularly in YA. For example, the two main leads don't suddenly turn love into their priority; they had lives before, and these do not disappear once the romance kicks in. There's a notable lack of contrived coincidences (aside from, conversely, the story's beginning itself). RealityEnsues.



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: It's not as much as Carrie being "short" (she's 5'6), but Eliott being a giant (6'5).

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: It's not as much as Carrie being "short" (she's 5'6), but Eliott being a giant (6'5).(6'7).



* OneHeadTaller: Carrie and Eliott.



* SixStudentClique:
** The Muscle -- Eliott
** The Quirk -- Marley
** The Pretty One -- Violet
** The Smart One -- Charlie
** The Wild One -- Carrie


* GentleGiant: Eliott stands at 6'5 and is generally pacific... [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you somehow manage to get to his bad side.]]

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* GentleGiant: Eliott stands at 6'5 6'7 and is generally pacific... [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you somehow manage to get to his bad side.]]


* MotorMouth: Carrie, during her {{LargeHam hammier}} moments.

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* MotorMouth: Carrie, during her {{LargeHam hammier}} [[LargeHam hammier]] moments.


* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like. Eliott, who thinks of fictional characters as "almost-friends" and is prone to admiring everyone for petty things like licking their elbows, isn't any better.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Marley, who keeps making outdated pop culture references whilst thinking she's "in", likes yelling, [[DragonBallZ "Kamehameha!"]] during volleyball and ships herself with every guy that talks to her just to see how dating someone feels like.
**
Eliott, who thinks of fictional characters as "almost-friends" and is prone to admiring everyone for petty things like as insignificant as licking their elbows, isn't any better.



* BlackAndNerdy: Subverted with Charlie. While he does have good grades, he's also pretty social and up high on the social pyramid.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Somehow, Charlie manages to be a compulsive Netflix user, sleep half the class periods and associate absolutely everything with ducks whilst also being part of the student council and getting the highest grades in his class.


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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Somehow, Charlie manages to be a compulsive Netflix user, sleep half the class periods and associate absolutely everything with ducks whilst also being part of the student council and getting the highest grades in his class.


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* MotorMouth: Carrie, during her {{LargeHam hammier}} moments.


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* RandomEventsPlot


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* SixStudentClique:
** The Muscle -- Eliott
** The Quirk -- Marley
** The Pretty One -- Violet
** The Smart One -- Charlie
** The Wild One -- Carrie


** Carrie deconstructs the ManicPixicDreamGirl in that she may cheer the main character up, but she's rather sad herself. In fact, Eliott ends up helping her up as much as--if not more--she helps him.

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** Carrie deconstructs the ManicPixicDreamGirl ManicPixieDreamGirl in that she may cheer the main character up, but she's rather sad herself. In fact, Eliott ends up helping her up as much as--if not more--she helps him.



* (Despite this, both of them are fairly lonely and have a twisted outlook of life. May double as NotSoDifferent in some aspects.)

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* *** (Despite this, both of them are fairly lonely and have a twisted outlook of life. May double as NotSoDifferent in some aspects.)


* BookDumb: Carrie. As an example, she thought China's capital was Hong Kong.

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* BookDumb: Carrie. As an example, she thought China's capital was Hong Kong. Eliott is always correcting her grammar, too.
* BoyMeetsGirl



* BrilliantButLazy: Eliott.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Eliott.Eliott has quite a vast range of knowledge, most notably [[GrammarNazi grammar]], math and music. His grades are still atrocious, quite possibly because he doesn't even ''bother'' bringing homework and usually naps or reads during class.



* CelibateHero: [[spoiler: Notably averted with Eliott, who apparently dated--and slept with--a girl prior to Carrie.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Presumably, one of the story's major features.



* Deconstruction: Of many high-school romance clichés, particularly in YA. For example, the two main leads don't suddenly turn love into their priority; they had lives before, and these do not disappear once the romance kicks in. There's a notable lack of contrived coincidences (aside from, conversely, the story's beginning itself). RealityEnsues.
** Carrie deconstructs the ManicPixicDreamGirl in that she may cheer the main character up, but she's rather sad herself. In fact, Eliott ends up helping her up as much as--if not more--she helps him.
** Eliott himself is more than the typical MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. The world did not randomly decide to turn against him one day. His loneliness has only worse over time due to his own social ineptitude and aversion to crowds. At one point, he calls it a, "Self-imposed isolation."
* DisorganizedOutlineSpeech: Most of Eliott's dialogue, when not confined to one-liners.



* {{Fangirl}}: Because of her tendency to over-exaggerate situations, Marley is especially prone to this.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: During Eliott and Carrie's first meeting, the former stayed silent--if not outright hostile--while the latter seemed to pay this no mind... at least at first. When she apologizes and vows to shut up, Eliott suddenly bursts into a rant about [[NoSocialSKills he kept trying to talk to her, but didn't know how to do it.]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Because of her tendency to over-exaggerate situations, Marley is Marley, especially prone to this.present when she witnesses [[IncestIsRelative Paris's]] [[YaoiFangirl and Eliott's]] interactions.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The ending line of the first chapter. "And while they did begin to walk, in many ways they stayed there."
* GamerChick: Surprisingly, both Carrie and her ''mom'' (which has a tendency to RageQuit and [[ManChild eat Carrie's snacks if she loses]].)



* GuiltyPleasures: Despite himself, Eliott has a soft spot towards YA romances, out of all things. To him, in fact, [[{{Escapism}} the more unrealistic, hammy and melodramatic, the better.]]



* ImagineSpot: Courtesy of Eliott and Marley, mostly. Usually, these sequences feature contrived, absurd situations in which they suddenly become popular/noticed and make a lot of friends/aren't social outcasts anymore. In Eliott's case, this fantasies usually involve [[LoveInterest Carrie]] in some way.



* OppositesAttract:
** Eliott: Quiet, reserved, socially-inept. Has a tendency to rant about off-topic stuff and gets irritated with ease. Brutally honest.
** Carrie: Outgoing, carefree, easy to talk to, hard to get mad (unless you mention her weight). A huge liar.
* (Despite this, both of them are fairly lonely and have a twisted outlook of life. May double as NotSoDifferent in some aspects.)



* RuleOfSymbolism: The snowy, 'dead' path Eliott and Carrie walk through every day, the changing seasons, and a few chapter titles all symbolize character growth in one way or another. This isn't always for the better.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Implied to take place between Carrie and Violet.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The snowy, 'dead' path Eliott and Carrie walk through every day, the changing seasons, and a few chapter titles all symbolize character growth in one way or another.
** [[RealityEnsues
This isn't always for the better.]]



* SingleTargetSexuality: Eliott is Carriesexual.



* SnowMeansLove: The two main leads meet under a snowfall.



* TakeThatMe: Usually, during Eliott's narration, he'll end up fantasizing about completely unrealistic situations (often involving him getting out of his "Self-imposed isolation" in some contrived, stupid way) only to quickly lampshade it by thinking something along the lines of, "That only happens in badly-written romances, anyway..."
** And then they happen.



* YouAreNotAlone

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* YouAreNotAloneYouAreNotAlone
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