Read The New Rules of High School by Blake Nelson (Viking, 2003), which is about a smart, self-absorbed boy's fall from perceived perfection. The voice was outstanding, and the story was a compelling, one-sitting read. The author does a particularly good job with reversals. Ages 12-up.
Received a wonderful T-shirt and sweatshirt from the ever-darling Katie Davis, each featuring one of her fun and emotive illustrations.
Low self esteem day? Read a rejection letter of Ursula K. LeGuin's.