“Each time she and her father move, McLean invents a new identity for herself - cheerleader, drama queen, yearbook president. But now, as they find themselves in another new town, McLean finally starts to deal with her parents' divorce. Instead of being someone new, she learns to be herself -- with the help of her friends. Another winner from Sarah Dessen!”
— Meaghan Beasley, Island Bookstore, Duck, NC
"Dessen’s talent is creating just that comfortable space for young adults struggling with identity, relationships, and all that messy family stuff. Her quirky characters reach out to one another to forge genuine friendships and gentle first loves."
-The Horn Book
"Dessen’s fans will be happy to devour this latest offering."
"Readers can count on Dessen; she's a pro at creating characters caught at a nexus of change, who have broken relationships and who need to make decisions."
"Dessen once again offers a substantive, well-crafted exploration of a teen’s life that will deeply satisfy her legions of fans."
"Dessen’s prose is clean and focused, the characters are developed and real, and the plot is believable. Mclean’s journey through the healing process after her parents’ divorce provides bibliotherapy for any teen dealing with family issues, and the secondary plot of tentative steps toward trust and friendship is beautiful. This is a must-have for any young adult collection."