[A]n especially well-crafted sequel.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
As the emotional core of the book, Josh is a complex yet incredibly likable character with whom readers will empathize. … Divided into four parts, the compelling narrative offers an honest and frank look at teen pregnancy from the male’s perspective, and while the book could have been a depressing read in another author’s hands, Knowles succeeds in writing a character-driven story that is as uplifting as it is heartbreaking
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Knowles is once again eloquent in her portrayal of real teens struggling to work through circumstance to better understand the liminal place between being a child and an adult. … Living with Jackie Chan meets that elusive goal of filling a hole in young adult literature without preaching while still appealing to fans and being a hopeful, gratifying read.
Affecting. … [T]here’s something undeniably powerful about the stripped-down world that Jo Knowles has created.
—The New York Times Book Review