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School Library Journal – Review – February Issue
"A good purchase for realistic fiction collections and for readers looking for books about survivor’s guilt and healing."
Kirkus Reviews – Review – February 15 Issue
"Debut author Belasco adeptly captures the tribulations of high school life while also celebrating art's ability to help clarify and contextualize its joys and sorrows. . . . The novel's most intriguing character . . . is grief itself, which the author illuminates, examines, and dissects with a surgeon's precision and the gentle touch of an artist. A stirring account of the trials of adolescence."
Booklist – Review – February 15 Issue
"This book will undoubtedly be compared to Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park. . . . Teens seeking a quieter but no less moving story will find this book a perfect read."
"Never maudlin, always authentic, the portrayal of their struggles to deal with grief and with love will resonate with many teens."
Bookpage - Review - April 11, 2017
"This powerful, emotional work should be earmarked to be a favorite with teen readers."
Bustle – Personal Essay – September 15
Bustle – Most Anticipated 2017 YA Reads – December 29
HypeLit – Review – January
GoodReads – Most Anticipated 2017 YA Reads – February
School Library Journal – Love, Loss and Saving Yourself – February 6
School Library Journal – First Things First: YA Debuts – February 21
HerCampus – Highly Anticipated 2017 Book Release – March 29
Bustle – 16 of The Best YA Books Coming in April 2017 – March 31
Penguin Teen – Every Book Going on Sale in April – March 31
PopCrush – 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of April 2017 – April 3
Teen Vogue – What to Read in April Based on Your Horoscope – April 3
Brit + Co – 9 Must-Read Young Adults Books Out in April – April 3
Penguin Teen – Author Playlist – April 6
School Library Journal’s Teen Librarian Toolbox - What’s New in LGBTQIA + YA - April 18
BookRiot - 3 On a YA Theme: The (Shakespeare) Play’s the Thing - April 19
Bustle - 9 2017 YA Releases About the Performing Arts - April 20
Philly.com - “Kids’ spring books picks from the Free Library”