A stunning debut. I loved it.
Witty, devastating, with a melancholy humour, it's an impressive debut that begs to be read in one emotional tear-streaked rush
I raced through it, found it hard to put down when I had to and wanted more when I was finished ... Page-turning, top drawer stuff in the genre it lives in
Cameron's portrayal of 17-year-old Stephen Shulevitz is astonishingly good ... A juicy coming-of-age novel, and an important read
A poignant debut ... Cameron doesn't shy away from the complexity of her material, and the effects are heart-wrenching.
(Cameron is ) a talented writer, and the journey she takes us on is always pleasurable, sometimes moving, and has a lyrical literary style ... Stephen himself is a sharply drawn protagonist, his teenage view of the world suitably cynical, but underlined with almost poetic, acute observation
A fantastic debut novel ... The book is warm, witty, heartfelt and utterly engaging - it's a superb coming-of-age tale