"Authentic dialogue, complex characters and an interesting narration lift this story above others with a similar theme. . . . Lexi's sarcastic wit and genuine emotion make her a girl readers will root for. Artful and satisfying."
(Kirkus Reviews )
"Lexi's journey is rewarding and powerful. . . . Friend's (For Keeps) character-driven novel is an affecting and insightful portrait of recovery and the experiences that shape an individual."
(Publisher's Weekly )
"Readers who enjoy satisfying character transformations, such as in Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, will be rapidly flipping the pages of Friend's well-written and thoughtful novel."
(School Library Journal )
"This novel is about family, friends, love, and above all, the hard journey to self-acceptance."
"My Life in Black and White is a realistic fiction that really has you wondering 'What if this happened to me?'"
"A solid and adolescent-appealing premise, and [an] accessibly written story."
(The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books )
About the Author
Natasha Friend is the author of three middle grade novels and one other young adult novel. The mother of three young children, she lives in Madison, Connecticut.