"""Cricket's funny, clever, and at times uncertain voice shines through and fills this spunky story with personality. The gentle introduction of Alzheimer's for middle-grade readers adds some nice depth to this heartening story."" --Booklist ""Reminiscent of a Kate DiCamillo story relocated to the big city."" --School Library Journal ""Not only a family drama but a love letter to New York . . . Will please readers looking for the humorous, the heartfelt, and a romp through the Big Apple."" --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books ""A touch of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler . . . with a shot of fun and adventure."" --Mom Read It The Good, the Bad and the Beagle ""Animal lovers and insecure middle-schoolers alike will connect with this realistic portrayal of tween life."" --Booklist ""Burns approaches serious (and less serious) topics with empathy and humor, making Veronica's mistakes and recoveries as fun to read about as the boldest of adventures."" --VOYA ""Burns's visually descriptive writing brings Manhattan and Veronica's inner thoughts to life."" --School Library Journal ""Readers will find this journey back to contentment both fully believable and emotionally resonant."" --Kirkus Reviews ""Offers a warmhearted and realistic take on love, grief, and the difficulties and rewards of making human friends."" --Publishers Weekly Gender: unisex."