“A finely-wrought tale about a high school senior struggling to chart a future for himself beyond the confines of small-town life.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Excellent. … The story is well told and very well written.” — The New Yorker
“The author tells a terrific story – subtle, funny, cleanly drawn. — Los Angeles Times
– An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
– A YALSA 100 Best of the Best for the 21st Century
Kirkus Reviews said, “The young characters here, male and female, are all athletes, but not stereotyped jocks, and Wallace limns the pleasures and limitations of small-town culture with a sure hand.” Click to read the entire review from KIRKUS.