"If your heart is unmoved when you finish this memoir, then it's made of stone." -- Ayelet Waldman, author of "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits"
"Lays bare the devastating effects of inheriting a life of poverty, as well the real redemption and power in finding your voice." -- Michelle Tea, author of "Rose of No Man's Land" and "Valencia"
"She opens up an important window onto a reality looked upon by many but truly seen by few . . . " -- Piri Thomas, author of "Down These Mean Streets"
"We are not the same after reading this hellish tale of a young girl's struggle to survive." -- Yannick Murphy, author of "Here They Come"