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Critical Praise

"As wry and entertaining as Schulman’s social observations are, it’s the totally convincing nightmare aspect of her novel that will keep parental readers up at night."

—Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "Fresh Air"

"Raising tough questions about child rearing, morality and the way the Internet both frees and imprisons, Schulman’s story resonates."

People (3 ½ out of 4 stars)

"A rich, engrossing, and surprisingly nuanced novel exploring timeless questions of guilt and responsibility."

O, The Oprah Magazine

"Searing.... An artfully told and important story."

—Associated Press

"I read this book with white-knuckled urgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliant novelist."

—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Committed and Eat, Pray, Love

"Riveting. . . . As much as this book fiercely inhabits our shared online reality, it operates most powerfully on a deeper level, posing an enduring question about American values."

—Maria Russo, New York Times Book Review