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Critical Praise

"In Stephanie Rosenfeld's striking debut . . . 12-year-old Justine Hanley has a lot on her plate. Her mother, Colleen, has just left an abusive relationship with her stepfather. The plan? To move to Massachusetts. . . . Parenting duties fall on Justine, who takes charge of her sister while her mother drags them across the country and pursues one loser after another. . . .Rosenfeld's evocation of Justine is rich and real. She is witty and wise."--- Chicago Tribune"A MARVELOUS TRIP."--- O, the Oprah Magazine"Sparkling, madcap . . . [Rosenfeld] adeptly portrays the family's slide into disaster, using just the right amount of humor and pathos. . . . Insightful and bitterly funny, this is a winning effort."--- Publishers Weekly"A hilariously caustic first novel . . . A good strong voice."--- Kirkus Reviews