Silver Birch Award for Fiction WINNER
“Gene’s story is told in a marvelously authentic voice; delightful doodles accompany the text, which appears printed on faux notebook paper. A great addition to middle-grade collections.”
“Both the text and the presentation are highly accessible…. This book would be a great resource for introducing a journaling, time capsule or creative writing project….”
“The novel is written in diary format and peppered with often humorous sketches depicting the various activities, thoughts, pets, and people that make up Gene’s life. Girls, especially, will relate to the protagonist and feel as if they are reading personal notes from a close friend.”
—School Library Journal
From the Hardcover edition.