So much for the firm upper lip, soldiering on, making the best of a bad situation, etc. etc. We recommend wallowing in your pain! Nobody does that like the emo kid, even if he has to manufacture some emotion.
Though the term "emo" originated from music, books express the attitude just as well. Catcher in the Rye, for example, has to be the ultimate emo novel.
Thanks to Scott H. for putting this display together.