I like the sound of this:
SHIFTY was chosen by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) for their Booklist of "Top Shelf Fiction" for Middle School Readers.
...Christina (8th Grade) would "recommend it to all my friends. Shifty has all the appeal that readers, reluctant and avid, would need—beautiful characters you can relate to, a passionate and expertly crafted story, an exciting plot, and a touching yet unanticipated conclusion. Nothing is idealized; nothing is too ugly. Readers will love it beginning to end."
Wow. I do not know you, 8th-Grade-Christina, but I will now smile at any Christina I meet for years to come. Thanks for reading SHIFTY and making my day. If you're out there, say hello!
Imaginary Readers, you can find more youth reviews and VOYA's "Top Shelf Fiction" Booklist at http://voya.com