Dazzling, one hundred percent believable, and laugh-out-loud funny. Kendra Fortmeyer has an admirably weird brain
The magical realist element allows for a sharp but never preachy take on body image, romance and internet culture, most delightfully when strangers speak up about their own "holes", having "found an empowering metaphor for their lives" in the narrator. An optimistic ending is hard-won rather than saccharine. With this debut, Fortmeyer establishes herself as a writer to watch.
Fortmeyer's humor, sweetness and focus on sexual and medical consent are winning
Kendra Fortmeyer's debut is more heart than holes, creatively brilliant, wacky and wise. An author to watch!