Reviews of The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom

Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom

Robert Clough, The Comics Journal

 "The starkness of the book’s events feel real, earned, and painfully familiar. Exploitation of the poor and uneducated is a de facto part of society that enables abusers to hold power over their victims and corporations to hold power over their workers. What Arnoldi suggests is that her story of survival should not be seen as remarkable, but rather that she was an ordinary person who summoned strength when she needed it, and that she was lucky to stumble on to a support system that was able to help her flourish."

A.J. Jacobs, Entertainment Weekly

 “That’s how poignant, immediate and good it is: pictorial autobiography, redemptive fable, and purest testimony to the strength of motherly love…she is a superheroine for our times”  

Francisca Goldsmith, School Library Journal

 “Not only will this book speak to teens in similar situations or those with friends like the author, but it also serves to inform the adults who work to help all teens realize their potentials.” 

Stephanie Zvirin, The Booklist

 “A book teens will like, whether they’re steady fans of graphic novels or not.” 

Entertainment Weekly

 “If you’re looking for a good, cleansing cry-and a book that actually makes you think about the world instead of just escaping it-this is the year’s best bet.” 

Meg Weber, Bust, Spring.

 “This book is beautiful, accessible, and soulful.”