“[T]his is no cautionary tale, but rather a heartbreaking portrait of what life can be like when…‘you’re fifteen and knobby-kneed and you only had a handful of choices. Your world was small and cruel and narrow-minded and breathtaking.’”

Teen Vogue

 “Arresting first novel about a Milwaukee 15-year-old and her two best friends, the ‘sluts of Sacred Heart’… Curran adds punch to her story with occasional passages based on the format of teen magazine cover lines, like ‘first sexual experience by star sign’ or ‘first kiss.’ But what makes it sing are the lyrical descriptions of the intensity of those first times—including first betrayal by a best friend—and the aftermath of ‘remorse . . . grit and shame and a broken,nameless joy.’  Quick-moving, cleanly written: a promising start for Curran.”

Kirkus Reviews