I enjoyed reading this book, but realized once I started to write this review that Kid's story might just be a little too neatly wrapped up. I have my doubts that a kid who finds himself living on the street would be fortunate enough to find not just one, but two, adults who truly have his best interests at heart. While there seems to be some debate about whether Kid is male or female, I have a hard time imagining a girl's father would have such issue with his daughter's sexual identity that he would kick her out of the house. I read the book thinking Kid was a boy, and still do even after seeing there's some debate over this.
I would definitely recommend this book for teens, especially those trying to figure out where they stand on the sexual identity spectrum.
Thanks to Lerner Publishing Group, Carolrhoda Lab and NetGalley for access to this title.