I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
19 minutes in:
"When she didn't know what to say, she defaulted to extreme friendliness."
"At moments like this, she briefly considered giving up on optimism. Expecting the worst sounded so much easier than demanding wonderfulness from life. But no, she would not be defeated."
I tend to be a pessimist, but I like Doreen's attitude anyway.