• "'A page-turner...gritty, funny, sexy'"

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • "'O'Dell has tackled the real stuff of stories and she's done it with compassion and a unique voice...a writer of promise'"

  • "'Heart-breakingly honest...Beautifully written...A journey into the world of dysfunctional despair...A remarkable tale'"

    San Diego Union Tribune
  • "'Tense, conflicted and involving, O'Dell deftly captures the voice of a teenage boy who's in trouble and facing profound challenges'"

    The New York Times
  • "'An intense story of family, frailty and dysfunction...Captivatingly told'"

    Chicago Tribune