After watching Euphoria, I def needed something like this. I related to this a whole lot more than I did to Euphoria. The comic is mostly told in vignettes compared to the film but it still has a thread of character development as you progress. I think I prefer the film more though. The film did a great job on expanding upon the characters. Everyone was also perfectly cast. I know I've had some hot takes about ScarJo but she was actually good in this. Thora Birch was great and she really captured that teenage nihilism so well.
They Shoot Horses Don't They by Horace McCoy
This book was really dark. And after doing some research, dance marathons were a thing back then that people did for money. Reading what the participants go through was really disturbing and the reader feels feverish when reading the parts where McCoy describes the derbies and how much their bodies hurt from being in constant movement. Looking forward to watching the film now.