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Wonderfully engaging…captures the way adolescence renders one's own identity somehow unknowable, perhaps because 'we contain various versions of ourselves,' and high school is the time of maximum pressure to choose just one. (The Boston Globe)
Amusing, hypnotic...Like a contemporary version of The Wizard of Oz or its coming-of-age antecedent, Alice in Wonderland, Judy's experiences of adolescence are exhilarating, terrifying, and almost uniformly surreal. (Time Out (New York))
Compelling...Big Girl Small brings back high school in raw, oozing detail, like a psychic skinned knee. (Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air)
A fine novel…The desire to find out precisely what [happened to Judy] will keep you reading as fast as you can. (The Dallas Morning News)
The most engaging novel I've read in many years…It's sad, funny, quirkily suspenseful, and---most of all---beautiful. I can't imagine a more satisfying read….A book for everyone." (Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and More Than It Hurts You) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
RACHEL DeWOSKIN is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as a star of a Chinese soap opera; and a novel, Repeat After Me,/em>. She lives in New York City and Chicago and is at work on a third novel. For more information about her, visit www.racheldewoskin.com.See all Product Description