"A quirky, endearing teen pursues social justice through art in this sparkling YA novel. Not My Fault successfully explores themes of hard choices, loss, and social awkwardness…" -Independent Book Review
"…empowering…poignant…" -Foreword Clarion Reviews
"...electric and rousing literary debut...the narration, like Hy, is proudly unorthodox...likely to inspire young readers in their own creative pursuits...urgent, touching YA novel about finding one's voice through art."- BookLife Reviews
"An empathetic, heartwarming underdog story that should appeal to a variety of teen readers." -BlueInk Review
"Clever, funny, poignant, very readable, great characters, and the gender-neutral twist is timely and well done. Bravo!” Ellen Miles, Author of The Puppy Place series (Scholastic)
"What a truly wonderful and lovely read. I was so taken and touched by the storyline and I was completely caught up in the clever and timely plot. But mostly, I was just in love with Hy and Belinda and the rest of their motley posse...I read a lot of YA novels as we choose only a few for 192 Books and this one will be top of my list." Lisa Knowlton 192 Books NYC
Hy is a reclusive, bullied artist who identifies as a tenth-grade loser. After meeting a dream girl and being pursued by the hot jock at school, Hy has to navigate the messiness of teen pregnancy, friendship, and expulsion. When a deadbeat dad comes back into the picture, Hy's world turns upside down again. Will this former tenth-grade loser soar into the art world with spray cans blazing?