"In her debut novel, Crandell draws from her experience raising a daughter with cerebral palsy, sensitively conveying the impact of stereotypes and hurtful comments without resorting to moralizing. Uncomfortable moments, unflinchingly conveyed, are gingerly balanced with a sense of humor. Crandell creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness. "
"[Cricket's] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too."
The novel is heartwarming and funny... Highly entertainingthis book will appeal to reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal
A surprisingly genuine title in an industry known for spewing out pre-manufactured crap".