"Altebrando provides exceptional depth in both the setting and the motley cast of Coney Islanders, teen and adult, living and dead....The result is a memorable tale of personal growth and acceptance that will make teens eager to join a Dreamland Social Club of their own."--Kirkus Reviews (star), Best Teen Books of 2011 "This is a wonderful book, a story of secrets and memory, of terrible loss and hard truths, nighttime adventures with a boy who comes this close to kissing you... and how a girl finds her own path to belonging."--Judy Blundell, National Book Award winning author"Altebrando makes the bizarre, sensational and sad story of Coney Island seem vital and urgent--whether you have ever been there or not. An entirely strange, wonderfully romantic, and surprisingly political tale"--E. Lockhart, author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks "Altebrando conjures a boardwalk fantasia of mermaids, dwarves, bearded girls, contortionists, and beautiful tattooed boys. This charming, sea-salty book stays with you like a half-remembered dream--the kind you wish would never end."--Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot
About the Author
Tara Altebrando is an author of books for teens and adults. She lives with her husband and young daughter in Astoria, Queens.