“Gonsalves’ debut is a pitch-perfect take on what happens when the future you imagined doesn’t live up to expectations, and every misstep seems to unravel the person you thought you’d become.… The struggle of holding on to an old friendship while discovering a new version of yourself should resonate with any reader. This genuinely funny novel about some harrowing topics manages to balance humor and pathos perfectly. Readers who connected with J.J. Johnson’s Believarexic (2015) or Sam J. Miller’s The Art of Starving (2017) will want this book, as will the many John Green fans who crave intelligent stories that occupy both shadow and light.”
Gonsalves juggles multiple serious adolescent challenges with operatic verve...A feel-good debut sure to interest teens looking to feel better about not feeling so great.
“Danny is a likeable character for whom readers will root and hope, and at whom readers may shake their heads as she makes one devastatingly bad choice after another. Gonsalves’s debut novel, narrated by Danny, is as funny as it is painful, and older female readers will both foresee and identify with her struggles.”
“Fans of Sarah Dessen will appreciate Danny’s relatable and realistic journey. A must-have sharp, powerful, and witty immersion into the complexities of sexual identity and mental health.”
“A witty, brave, heart-punch of a book, brimming with love, loss and every single feeling in between. This book will force its beautifully-crafted little tentacles into your heart and squeeze... hard. Bravo, Florence Gonsalves.”