The combination of the Stepford-like town and the atmospheric home provide a deliciously creepy backdrop to this precise blend of dark humor and genuine horror.
The Cavendish Home for Boys & Girls
A heartwarming friendship tale . . . A thoroughgoing ickfest, elevated by vulnerable but resilient young characters and capped by a righteously ominous closing twist.
Michigan Mitten Award Honor
MSTA Reading Circle List
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List (VT)
The New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2012