" This book is really more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up today. I did like this book, and I thought it spoke fairly well about growing up and changing. However, I don't think it is a book that will stay with me over long. It doesn't have that resonance that many of the other Newbery, and YA books I've read, which is sad. It very well might be the mood I have been in while reading it, but it doesn't really speak to me. I still liked it though, and I can see why this received an Honor. "
— Ashley, 2/8/2014