ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2008
Horn Book Fanfare WINNER 2007
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices NOMINEE
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year FINALIST 2007
Starred Review, Booklist, October 1, 2007:
"While the stories always startle, they also often murmur about humanity’s higher inclinations, including honor, compassion, and different kinds of love."
Starred Review, The Horn Book, November/December 2007:
"Lanagan’s ten stories delve into the crevices of nightmare, tempation, and helplessness with a mixture of earthy dialect and inventiveness that makes this collection mesmerizing, sometimes horrifying, and occasionally funny."
From the Hardcover edition.