“(R)emarkable first novel…an honest, poignant, beautifully written story about teenage sex, from a young woman’s point of view…The book is raw and explicit, but it has a kind of sweetness, too, as the girls, innocent in so many ways, struggle toward adulthood. Curran’s writing is fresh and authentic, with a singular rhythm that perfectly suits her subject.”

Boston Globe

 “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