Tiptree Award Honor List

Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth, 2013

YALSA 2014 Outstanding Book for the College Bound, Arts & Humanities

“McCarry's beautifully rich narrative is as smooth and seductive as Aurora and Jack can be.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Hypnotic and gritty.” —Cosmopolitan

“Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking.” —Kirkus (starred review)



2015 Norton Award nominee

Kirkus's Best Teen Books of 2014

"I love Sarah McCarry's girls." —The Book Smugglers

"There pretty much aren't any positive messages." —Common Sense Media

"An achingly beautiful account of two seemingly mismatched friends." —The Chicago Tribune

"A bravura retelling of a classic myth." —Booklist

"A challenging, literary story about friendship that pulses with music and gorgeous prose." —Stacked

"This is the kind of fevered and subversive story that teenage girls will pass around like cigarettes. Sarah McCarry is the patron saint of girls on the edge." —Erica Lorraine Scheidt, author of Uses for Boys

"Exquisitely crafted, moving effortlessly from dizzying to heartbreaking." —Kirkus (starred review)



2016 Lambda Award Finalist

2016 Rainbow List

"As a triptych, this is an immensely clever piece of art, and an immensely playful one. It plays with language, with myth, with style. It plays your bloody heartstrings with downright Orphic virtuosity." —Tor.com

"The stunning, densely packed story is full of as much intoxicating poetry as meticulous scientific explanations… This edgy, smart, and challenging title combines mythology, punk rock, science, a quest, feminism, art, dreams, and the power of stories and storytelling with unforgettable results." —SLJ (starred review)

"Breathtaking." —Kirkus (starred review)

"About A Girl follows a cool, fierce protagonist, confused and sincere, and I loved it like wanting to put ten copies in my backpack and just give them out on the bus." —Bookslut