ALA Best Books for Young Adults nominee
Amazon Editors' 2006 Pick
Booklist "Top 10 Youth Romances"
Booklist "Top 10 Youth Fantasy Picks"
Book Sense Children's Picks—#1 selection
Boston Globe "Top 5 Young Adult Novels in New England"
Children's Book of the Month Club
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
Family Fun "My Favorite Things"
Junior Library Guild
Kansas Reading Circle Award
Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice (11/19/06)
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
Publisher Weekly Editors' Top 100 Titles of 2006 Pick
Scholastic Book Fairs and Scholastic Book Clubs
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Young Hoosier Award nominee
New York Times
Northern California Independent Booksellers' Association
Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Association
Midwest Booksellers' Association
Book Sense—#1 on list
Book Sense Paperback List
The plot is fast-paced, and Aza's growth and maturity are well crafted and believable. Readers will enjoy the fairy-tale setting while identifying with the real-life problems of living in an appearance-obsessed society. A distinguished addition to any collection.
★School Library Journal
In subtle details, Levine slowly reveals that the roots of the richly imagined story are cleverly tangled in the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty."...(readers will) sink into the fairy-tale romance, the remarkable characters, and the wild, magical adventures. They will also recognize the questions about self-image and moral choices and experience the vicarious, heart-pounding thrill when Aza discovers love and confidence...
A song-filled, fast-paced fairy tale.
Readers will instantly fall in love with the heroine, whose heart proves to be as warm as her voice.