“Sanchez’s expertly crafted narrative moves seamlessly between ‘that night’ and now, pulling readers into Frenchie’s anger and pain without straying into clichés of teen angst. Frenchie’s struggle to identify and process her own emotions rings out as authentic and honest. There are no easy answers for Frenchie Garcia as she attempts to recover from the tragedy of suicide.
An exceptionally well-written journey to make sense of the senseless.” – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW and Kirkus BEST TEEN BOOKS of 2013
“Sanchez (The Downside of Being Charlie) gets her heroine’s tough exterior and vulnerable insides in just the right balance. . . . [She] provides a healing salve for teens who may know someone who has committed suicide, and also a strong testament against it.” – Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW
“This is a fast, well-written read with a satisfactory though not necessarily happy ending and a protagonist to remember-a survivor and person of action. A solid choice that is accessible even for reluctant readers.” – School Library Journal
“With well-paced revelations, Sanchez gradually strengthens Frenchie’s resolve to heal and move forward . . . and the author wittingly ensures that the reader wants nothing less for her.” – Booklist
“Sanchez deftly maneuvers between real time and Frenchie’s flashbacks, constructing a dreamy narrative that accurately captures the lingering repercussions of suicide.” – The Horn Book Magazine