ALA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION
Horn Book Fanfare SELECTION
New York Times Notable Book SELECTION
National Book Award Finalist FINALIST
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book HONOR
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year AWARD
This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate-and media-dominated culture.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
What really puts the teeth in the bite…is Anderson’s brillinat satiric vision in the semaless creation of this imagined but believable world. The writing is relentlessly funny, clever in its observations and characters….
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today’s readers — satire at its finest.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
M.T. Anderson has created the perfect device for an ingenious satire of corporate America and our present-day value system…Like those in a funhouse mirror, the reflections the novel shows us may be ugly and distorted, bu they are undeniably ourselves.
—The Horn Book (starred review)