ALA Best Books for Young Adults Top 10 WINNER 2008
Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice WINNER 2007
Kirkus Reviews Editor Choice Award WINNER 2007
Michael L. Printz Honor Book WINNER 2008
Printz Honors WINNER 2008
Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, February 2007:
"[R]eaders come away with a sense ofreally knowing Plath . . . a must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath."
Starred review, Booklist, February 15, 2007:
"[A]n intimate, comprehensive, imaginative view of a life, which also probes the relationships between poetry and creativity, mental fragility, love, marriage, and betrayal."
Starred review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2007:
"Hemphill’s verse, like Plath’s, is completely compelling: every word, every line, worth reading."
From the Hardcover edition.