"It's a rare event when one hears an audiobook that expands one's mind and breaks one's heart at the same time. De Cuir makes every last word of this first- person story come alive with an adolescent's hopes, doubts, and dreams."
chuffed: adjective. Brit. informal very pleased ...
ORIGIN 1950s: from dialect chuff "plump or pleased"
(from the Oxford Dictionary of English. 2nd edition, 2003, OUP)