• reviews

    "This energetic, enjoyable problem novel is a must-read for wordsmiths."
    - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    "Enlightening, insightful novel."
    - Booklist

    "Tashjian's story is as absorbing and cleverly constructed as a challenging word puzzle...The situations are realistic, and Monica's Multiple Choice questions add suspenseful page-turns. Readers with obsessive tendencies will especially empathize, but all adolescents can appreciate the book's basic message -- that it's okay to be yourself. -The Horn Book


    A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
    A Children's Literature Choice
    A Young Hoosier Award Nominee
    Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice
    A Chicago Public Library 'Best of the Best' Book