Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel: Gem & Dixie, Lucy Barton, and Dysfunctional Family Systems, a thing I wrote for my TinyLetter, up in Medium format
An interview with Kirkus, by Megan Labrise
An interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, by Rachel Piper
And a couple of new review quotes:
From VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) - "This is, refreshingly, a book without even a hint of romantic relationships; it is Gem’s journey as she figures out how to build a future out of a past that is not what she wanted it to be." (As I wrote I remember thinking...should there be a love interest? A crush? Even a peripheral dude? And I decided: nope!)
And BCCB (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) - "...readers gain a nuanced understanding of the effects of intergenerational parenting failures, and the reasons why some kids thrive, others flee, and still others perpetuate a damaging cycle."