"At its heart, this is a classic middle-grade plot of a kid frustrated by being underestimated by a parent, but the space setting makes it a genuine thrill. Perfect for kids who loved Jennifer L. Holm’s Lion of Mars."
Booklist, Starred Review!
"A tender story that explores the complexity of familial bonds as deftly as it does the outer regions of space."
"The sci-fi setting creates high stakes for this realistic story of a tween ready for adventure, navigating her relationships with separated parents. Highly recommended; give to fans of Molly Brooks’s 'Sanity & Tallulah.'"
"Wilgus (Chronin) and Abrego (Sprite and the Gardener) skillfully highlight the enormity of the interstellar setting alongside Grace’s intimate personal realizations. Though the story takes place among the cosmos, the earthly truths surrounding love and connection proves artfully rendered."
"Wilgus's authentic conversations between Grace, Evelyn, and Ba both capture emotional moments within families and the uncomfortable situations that arise between grown-ups. A relatable and amusing story for all ages."
"This is simply a joy of a book, with words and pictures that work in wonderful harmony to give us a captivating setting, relatable characters, and a thoughtful depiction of family."
"[B]uoyant.... There aren’t terribly high stakes in this novel, and that’s perfectly okay—a few days away from one’s usual routine can spark a lot of new understanding and inspiration."