“An exquisitely painful portrait of loneliness, perfectly pitched for the current time of pandemic isolation.”
“Joe Schreiber has created an acutely teen-focused action thriller that blurs the line between gender and age, making it an enjoyable book for almost anyone.”
“Dearly, Departed is a lush, roaming story, but the threads all come together masterfully at the end, with nothing left dangling. And it’s addictive.
“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
There are times when every teenager in the world feels like an alien. But Mackie Doyle doesn’t just feel like an outsider; he knows he is different: not normal, maybe not even human.