"Wallach (author of We All Looked Up
) delivers well-rounded, witty characters—all contemplating whether living a full life is better than living a long one. Bittersweet moments intersect with the intricate fairy tales Parker writes, compelling readers to judge what is real and what is make-believe."
— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"An absorbing coming-of-age narrative about the power of connection."
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“A unique and compelling tale. The narrator’s hilariously crass but poignant voice is sure to intrigue even the most reluctant of readers.
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“This novel is a good read-alike for John Green fans.”
“Organic and well earned.”
— The Horn Book
"Readers looking for a beautifully written philosophical romance will enjoy losing themselves in this one."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"Jaded young readers and romantics alike will fall hard for Tommy Wallach's (author of We All Looked Up
) underachieving writer of fairy tales and out-of-time wise woman as they tumble through a delirious three days of skinny dipping, drinking Champagne in a limo and rampant philosophizing. Cleverly but unobtrusively framed as a college application essay, Thanks for the Trouble
plays with love, hubris and the youthful belief that more is always better."
— Shelf Awareness