"A wonderful book, a story of secrets and memory, of terrible loss and hard truths, of nighttime adventures with a boy who comes this close to kissing you... and how a girl finds her own path to belonging." -Judy Blundell, author of "What I Saw and How I Lied", winner of the National Book Award
"Tara Altebrando makes the bizarre, sensational and sad story of Coney Island seem vital and urgent-whether you have ever been there or not. An entirely strange, wonderfully romantic, and surprisingly political tale." -E. Lockhart, author of Printz Honor Book "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" and "The Boyfriend List"
"A boardwalk fantasia of mermaids, dwarves, bearded girls, contortionists, and beautiful tattooed boys. This charming, sea-salty book stays with you like a half-remembered dream-the kind you wish would never end." -Natalie Standiford, author of "Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters" and "How to Say Goodbye in Robot"show more