"Gwen's mother was ecstatic.
Gwen was miserable.
She hated crowds, hated having to talk with people she did not know. She did not enjoy dancing with strangers, and the mere thought of being at the center of anyone's attention was terrifying.
She spent a great deal of time standing in corners, trying not to be noticed."
I like this girl! This is probably how I would react to being a debutante, not going to lie here.
(Testing general Booklikes stability here. Fingers crossed, but stuff is loading and that's a nice start.)