All of the elements of this novel work together to make this an outstanding coming-of-age story
A shrewd reconfiguring of the American Dream, in which freedom opens the door not to monetary riches but to self-discovery
A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart
Simply exquisite...captivating...touching and relatable...a wonderful heroine...Quick's latest is amazing
Quick continues to excel at writing thought-provoking stories about nonconformity... [he] paints a compelling portrait of a sympathetic teenager going through the trial-and-error process of growing up.
Quick creates beautifully well-rounded characters, particularly Nanette, whose first-person narrative, rich with wry observations and a kaleidoscope of meaningful emotions, offers great insight into the mind of a teen on a sometimes sluggish, spiraling path toward sorting herself out
Original, compelling, uplifting. Quick celebrates the power of ordinary, flawed human beings to rescue themselves and each other. His writing is shot through with wit and humanity and an ultimately optimistic view of people, without ever becoming sentimental
Quick's nuanced story of rebellion and its cost will appeal to fans of Stephen Chbosky and John Green