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An Off Year - Claire Zulkey Totally unlikeable lead character. Bails on college at literally the last moment, then spends the next year laying around watching Oprah and the Simpsons and making no effort to figure out what happened or where to go from here. Her stock answer is "I don't know" and essentially implied "I don't want to make any effort to figure it out so leave me alone and let me wallow in my angst." Friends and family make multiple suggestions on things she can do during her off year but she would rather do nothing except ruminate on how pitiful her existence is. By the end I really didn't care what happened to her, although I will give the author credit for not creating some last minute magic epiphany despite her total lack of effort.