Publishers Weekly says
"Schrag's frisky debut...is one of the most original coming-of-age stories of recent years."
And Flavorwire says
"Ariel Schrag’s story about a teenager who goes to spend the summer in New York with his sister is unlike any coming-of-age story you’ll read anytime soon. Funny and tender... Anybody familiar with Schrag’s comics won’t be disappointed with her work as a novelist; if you haven’t read her other work, let Adam be your introduction and read everything else you can find of hers from there."
Monologue topics: preschool, social anxiety, inferiority, courtesy, instincts.