A group of teens gather at an exclusive summer arts camp and decide one year they should ironically (or maybe somewhat not-ironically) call themselves The Interestings. Two of them marry each other and become successful in their chosen artistic fields, and the others live what would be called less “successful” lives.
The book has garnered many positive reviews, but I was turned off by the 8 uses of the f-word in the first 10 pages or less, as well as plenty of sexual references and even talk about genitalia, etc. I read about 40 pages but just had no desire to keep reading the vulgarity. In addition, I thought the book’s tone was a bit too precious/pretentious. I just didn’t care about these characters.