"There's no horror flick or disaster movie scarier than a teenager's life. Erika T. Wurth writes about a young woman's longing with such heart and soul, it made me want to cry. Here she chronicles the poor with compassion and respect, and depicts their moments of joy with the only language worthy of such heights—poetry."
—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
"Wurth infuses her debut novel with impassioned teen spirit..."