“The book soars…hopeful, glittering.” -Renee Dale, NY Times Book Review New York Times Editors’ Choice Best Books Summer 2016, Publishers Weekly Amazon Best Beach Reads 2016 Amazon Best of June BEA Buzz Books 2016 Indie Next Pick Summer 2016 Amazon’s Best So Far 2016 AudioFile Earphones Award Winner PEOPLE Pick 7/4/16: “Beguiling tearjerker.”
“Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“…handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments with levity.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“As funny and heartwarming as it is gut-punching, thoroughly engaging.” — Karin Snelson, Shelf Awareness, starred review
Audiobook read by Paul available from Listening Library. A Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2016.
Also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian and Japanese Teaching guide here.
“A terrifying survival story, visceral, intense, profound, will haunt readers.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred)
Official Selection Junior Library Guild