“Likable characters and an intense pace.” (School Library Journal)
“Plenty of kids, OCD or not, will…find the exploration of disorder and identity thought-provoking.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Readers, especially those stuck with their own annoying rituals, will recognize the anger, the anxiety, and the longing for escape.” (ALA Booklist)
“This must-have story is fresh. Chappell’s first novel is a breakthrough.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review))
Crissa-Jean Chappell's reviews, short stories, and poems have appeared in many magazines. A professor of creative writing, she lives in Miami, Florida, where she often looks for manatees. This is her first novel.