In the midst of the terrible reality, realistically tiny glimmers of hope shine like candles fighting the darkness. A bleakly optimistic reminder to hold on to what is good.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Watkins offers a frank view of life in a juvenile detention center… Little by little, a multi-dimensional portrait of Sadie emerges, exposing her vulnerabilities and struggles with the mistakes she’s made… [A]bsorbing and wrenching.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)