Gewirtz veers away from melodrama, deftly capturing nuances of family dynamics in spare prose. … [A]udiences will appreciate this novel’s multilayered characters and touching message of hope and forgiveness.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Debut author Gewirtz successfully conveys the terror and tedium of being trapped…An emotionally honest family story with an ending that’s hopeful without being implausibly upbeat.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)