ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 1999
Delacorte Press Prize for a First Young Adult Novel WINNER 1997
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List WINNER 1999
Virginia Young Readers Program Award WINNER 2001
"Sad, powerful, and compelling."
–VOYA, starred review
"This story of siblings trying their best to survive without a functioning parent [will] pull in almost every YA reader. . . . Memorable."
–KLIATT, starred review
"A painful, authentic story."
"Katherine’s hard-edged and driven narration will draw teens."