This debut novel is the perfect antidote to the “Gossip Girl”-ization of young adult literature…Endearing, realistic, and heart-wrenching.
– The New York Post
Sheinmel makes an impressive debut with an absorbing tale of unlikely friendship, loss, and family secrets…the intriguing and well-defined characterizations will keep readers riveted.
– Publishers Weekly
Full of small moments and quiet realism…creative and satisfying.
– School Library Journal
Subdued and reflective…compelling.
– The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Touching and genuine…a refreshing read.
– Justine Magazine
Satisfying and believable.
– Kirkus Reviews
A gem of a book.
– The Austin American Statesman
A memorable debut…emotionally moving.
– The Knoxville News Sentinel
Especially refreshing…more realistic and less depressing than
most titles and will likely appeal to teen girls.
Packs a real wallop…with a realistic, low-drama ease
that’s not often afforded in the young-adult genre.
– The Daily Beast, one of "10 Smart YA Reads"
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