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Publisher's Weekly Starred Review: "A lovely and captivating debut...nuanced characters engage from beginning to end."
School Library Journal Starred Review: "The undercurrent theme of loss is balanced well with humor and an authentic protagonist. More than simply a book about grief and the death of a parent, Grace’s story is about the search for identity. An essential purchase for middle-grade collections."
Booklist: "Readers who appreciate the quiet confidence and maturity of Cynthia Rylant's, Patricia MacLachlan's, and Katherine Paterson's protagonists will find a new author to enjoy."
Kirkus Reviews: "Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing."
A 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices pick for Summer/Fall and an Indie Next pick for Summer.
Praise for The Secret Hum of a Daisy
"Tracy Holczer's story is a lyric about love and loss and not being able to find your future until you've uncovered your past."
— Richard Peck, author of Newbery winning A Year Down Yonder
"Grace's story will steal your heart as she travels toward friendship, love and a place to belong."
— Patricia Reilly Giff, author of Newbery Honor Pictures of Hollis Woods
"A lovely story of longing for closeness, and learning about what it means to be a family. Poetic and tender."
— Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree
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