Sheldon again proves herself adept at conveying the confusion and gnawing self-doubt that characterizes the lives of teenagers, who are all trying to see themselves and one another as clearly as they can.
Josh is a sympathetic, likable character, and his circle of off-kilter friends complements him well. The narrative breaks free of the typical plot of an “uncool” boy winning the heart of a popular girl by exploring the dynamics of relationships and what participants really want. Funny, sweet, and refreshing, this is a teen romance with substance.
Using a droll third-person narrative, Sheldon (The Truth About My Success) hilariously chronicles an endearingly dorky teenager’s first infatuation…Sheldon’s romantically entangled plot offers plenty of entertainment.
This is a sweetly innocent look at teen dating and its mishaps…Recommended as an additional purchase for teen romance collections.
—School Library Journal