"What the world needs now is a book like this. A book filled with warmth and wisdom, about the families we create. Profoundly important and moving. Read it." —Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth
"Thought-provoking and uplifting. A compellíng coming-of-age novel, it treats the vicissitudes of life with wonder, and the complexities of being human with compassion, and—above all—love." —Francisco Jiménez, Pura Belpé Honor winning author of Breaking Through and Reaching Out
"Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!" —Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-Winning author of The Surrender Tree.