"A contemporary masterpiece."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
"[A] BREAKTHROUGH PORTRAIT OF ADOLESCENT CULTURE . . . It is here–not in the pages of dry psychology books–where parents and educators will find the secret, painful truths hidden by modern-day adolescents."
"SPLENDID AND POWERFUL . . . [Hersch] doesn’t preach and doesn’t sugar-coat. But boy, does she shake us awake."
"AN INSIGHTFUL, MOVING AND STRIKINGLY HONEST LOOK AT TODAY’S ADOLESCENTS . . . Hersch has allowed the teenagers themselves to tell their stories. . . . While A Tribe Apart should be required reading for all parents and educators, it is also a must-read for anyone who desires a greater understanding of a generation standing on the brink of adulthood."
–San Diego Union-Tribune