Venable's frequently heartbreaking recollection of the abuse and torment that people went through for being 'different' -- and the fact that it still happens all too frequently -- is a powerful reminder of how far we still have to go. --New York Times [This is] a story of family and friendship and love in all its forms, perfect for the graphic novel format and elevated by the combined art and narrative...the characters shine, fully human and permitted to be flawed. Hope prevails. A rare blend of tender and revolutionary. --Kirkus, Starred Review Thought-provoking... A solid addition to YA shelves. --School Library Journal The interest here is in comparing GLBTQ experiences across a gap of generations--it was difficult then, it can be difficult still, but there's a promise of genuine happiness that makes following the heart worthwhile. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Gender: unisex.