Last week, I was greeted by praise from Ellen Wittlinger for Varian's novel, and now this just in from author, teacher, advocate, and blogger extraordinaire Cynthia Leitich Smith:
"My Life as a Rhombus is a sensitive and powerful friendship story about two very different girls who connect over the toughest decision either of them will ever make. In his YA debut, author Varian Johnson offers a realistic, heartfelt, and thoughtful take on unplanned teen pregnancy from the perspective of a young math whiz trying to reconcile her future and past."Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, Cynthia!