“Ghosts aren’t the only restless spirits in an intriguing, poignant narrative told by an athlete’s dead brother. Taunted by his rotten soccer coach, Herbie joins both football and cross-country. The exhausting routine doesn’t keep Herbie from nightly visits to the cemetery. Herbie’s seen a ghost — though not, he correctly guesses, the ghost of his brother Frank. Frank is watching over Herbie as long as he’s stuck here, tied to Earth — in a wonderful fleshy detail — by frustration at his now-permanent virginity. Herbie’s need to contact Frank is as consuming as his drive to succeed as an athlete. Frank’s restless needs are harder to fulfill, but a clever twist brings him the completion he needs. Once again, Wallace has permeated his town of Sturbridge with the sweat and grit of athleticism, while creating much more than just a sports story. Physical and philosophical: one of Wallace’s best.” — Kirkus Review
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– New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
“RESTLESS is one of the most original YA books to come along in recent years. . . . This book grabs you from the first page and won’t let you go until its exciting and rewarding climax.” Click to read the entire review from TEENREADS.