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*Publisher's Weekly 
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"An intriguing medley of music, teen romance, high school life and serious family issues."


School Library Journal
Daisy Meehan is the kind of daughter who makes her parents proud. She is studious, a musical prodigy, and sacrifices her social life to help out with her brother, Steven, who has a severe form of autism. But when Daisy’s parents decide to institutionalize her increasingly violent brother, she revolts. She quits band and starts dating the local bad boy. Kehoe’s verse novel is a raw look at conflicting emotions and the healing power of music...

"This painfully honest portrait of a family in crisis raises questions about love, responsibility, and self-sacrifice as it moves gracefully to a difficult but realistic resolution."

Kehoe continues her usual performing arts theme in her latest novel, keeping the focus on the healing power of music. She’s also broadened her reach to focus on autism. In a family of escapists, each character is a fully realized and flawed human being, making for interesting reading.

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Kehoe can turn an evocative phrase, like the way she describes the "encrusted hairspray" of the dancer...  The Huffington Post

Kehoe’s debut novel in verse will be eagerly grabbed by young dancers or those fascinated by the world of classical dance...  --Booklist