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  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Award Nominee
  • Magnolia Award Nominee
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee
  • Beehive Book Award Young Adult Fiction Nominee
  • Whitney Award Nominee

“Leavitt capably handles the issues of chronic illness with sensitivity, making this an insightful, humorous, and ultimately uplifting family drama.” ~The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Leavitt delicately handles topics of illness, evolving relationships, and what it means to grow up. Payton’s alternately sarcastic, snappy, and reflective narration carries this insightful story.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“A balanced proportion of comedy and gravity… refreshing and realistic without being overwrought with angst.” ~School Library Journal

“Leavitt does a great job balancing the seriousness of family illness with hilarious teenage observations.” ~Reading Today