“Cassie is a strong character, struggling to find her place in a town where she does not quite fit. . . . [H]er decision to be herself rather than let others influence her shows her triumph of spirit and will. With this dynamic novel, McNichols captures the essence of living in the rural South of the not-so-distant past.” School Library Journal.
“Cassie's voice--sometimes naive, but often perceptive--delivers insights into the complexities of family life and the damage done by small-town gossips.” Bulletin of the Ctr. for Children's Books