“Curran’s Catholic school girls join a coming-of-age genre that hasn’t seen such attention since the 1950s, when ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘A Separate Peace’ were published…Think ‘Lord of the Flies’ without the island…(T)he book is so racy it piques people’s curiosity about other links to real life.”
–Laura Shin

Los Angeles Times

“(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