ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers WINNER 1999
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List WINNER 1999
Maryland–Black-Eyed Susan Children’s Book List NOMINEE 2000
"[A] powerhouse novel . . . that will follow the reader long after the story has ended."
"Cormier’s . . . story will hold fans from the first page to the last."
–Publisher Weekly, starred