... gorgeous ... Even when Margot is at her most misguided, the reader aches for her ... Lemoine writes in lush, lyrical prose that perfectly captures the heightened emotion and confusion of being a young woman with a bruised heart and limited experience.
It’s impossible not to love Margot’s delicate mixture of maturity and naïveté; her probing curiosity, as much for culture as for other people; and her tender, minute examinations of inner, and interpersonal, space ... Lemoine’s descriptions are embroidered and sensory, delivering exquisite details ... This is a startling, affecting first book by an author who is confident in her craft, who knows that a loving portrait includes flaws.
Margot is wonderfully portrayed as a young girl teetering on the brink of adulthood ... This thoughtful and beautifully written first novel perfectly portrays the inner life of a teen as she navigates the path to adulthood. It’s hard to put down and highly recommended for readers who love coming-of-age stories.