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"Bauer unfolds bits and pieces of Jade's family life slowly, keeping the reader curious at every turn. Jade's journey helps her configure a different sort of 'family,' and the story's end is earnest and touching. Recommended." Library Journal

"Winsome...Bauer does write with verve and grace...compelling." Publisher's Weekly

"Thoughtful...powerful subject." Kirkus Reviews

"Bauer tells a heartfelt and humorous story about a young girl's journey toward self-discovery and the meaning of family...her writing is strong as she explores her characters' grief and guilt...All in all a satisfying read." Booklist