“Bitter, funny, wise and poignant, these risk-takers grow up the hard way and their toughness is only a cover-up for the pain of making the trip from girlhood to womanhood without fracturing their essential hearts of gold.”

Hartford Courant

“[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