Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2016                                                            “The book soars…hopeful, glittering.” -Renee Dale, NY Times Book Review       New York Times Editors’ Choice      Working Mother Magazine Top 10 of 2016               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.”

reviews-star-19b “Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

reviews-star-19b “…handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments with levity.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

reviews-star-19b“As funny and heartwarming as it is gut-punching, thoroughly engaging.”                — Karin Snelson, Shelf Awareness, starred review

reviews-star-19b“…a world of imagination and true friendship.”                                                                — Natalie Karsten, School Library Connection, starred review

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Barnes and Noble Kids blog pick

School Library Journal Great Titles for Middle Graders

Audiobook read by Paul available from Listening Library.                                                       A Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2016.
Available in Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish, Japanese

Teaching guide here.

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BEST BOOKS SUMMER 2015 —Publishers WeeklyAdrift cover-170x250

reviews-star-19b“A terrifying survival story, visceral, intense, profound, will haunt readers.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred)

Official Selection Junior Library Guild

Audiobook read by Paul


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