Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547599809, 274pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2012
Nominated for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012 "Broken but resilient, Portia is a sympathetic heroine whose simple, unadorned need for love and acceptance will be immediately recognizable to any young reader."
"This will appeal to readers looking for something a bit different than most YA fare."
"Through skillful description, the dreariness of the Home and the fantastical nature of the carnival world comes vividly to life."
"This predominantly third-person narration is richly textured with psychological tension, complex characterization, a vivid setting, and a suspenseful plot . . . one will be spellbound by this intriguing reading experience."
—School Library Journal
* "Infused with nostalgia and affection, this celebration of the deliberately constructed self will hold readers in its spell from beginning to end."
—Kirkus, starred review