School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011:
“Bedford packs so much exhilarating action and cleanly cut characterizations into his teen debut that readers will be catapulted headfirst into Alex’s strange new world…The mysteries are countless: What is a soul? Where does it go when its human host ceases to function? Bedford adeptly sweeps the existential curtain aside and tackles these heavy questions as the tension soars.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
“It’s an immediately engaging story, with careful pacing and strong characterizations that add depth to the basic premise…The author uses Alex’s predicament to examine questions of identity, family, and the human soul in ways that are involving and thought-provoking.”
From the Hardcover edition.