"Anise's reluctance to leave, rooted in worries of forgetting home and being forgotten, will resonate with readers who've ever been homesick...A quick summer read to reassure teens who worry about college or blooming where they're planted." - Kirkus
"Silverman's debut is an entertaining and well-done coming-of-age story featuring a likable protagonist who learns that home is less about place and more about being surrounded by loved ones and friends. Silverman does a commendable job showcasing a diverse cast of characters, and the interracial romance is sweet and clean. The situations feel genuine and realistic...Those who enjoy Huntley Fitzpatrick and Jenny Han should give this one a try. There's lots to like here, and Silverman proves she is a rising author to watch out for.
" - RT Book Reviews
"Silverman's debut has wide appeal and will be an easy one to recommend this summer to fans of contemporary YA" - Teen Librarian Toolbox
"A novel that reads like a warm summer afternoon, Laura Silverman's debut is a charming novel full of diverse characters. It's the sort of story that feels so very real, with teens wrestling with complicated families and distance from loved ones." - Paste Magazine
"Readers will empathize with Anise as she explores this different side of her life. The book features a cast of diverse characters and a fresh take on sports (surfing and skateboarding)... worthy of a spot in any teen's beach bag.
" - School Library Journal
About the Author
Laurence Bouvard received a B.A in Linguistics with Dramatic Arts from Harvard University and a diploma in Dramatic Art from LAMDA. Her voice-acting and narration work includes many BBC radio dramas and over one hundred audiobooks. Based in London, she studies languages in her spare time.