The result is a wonderful tone-perfect book about coming out, suitable for young people who are aware enough of adult issues to begin YA, but needing the comfort of a middle reader. While this is an LGTBQ children's book, it moreover a book about learning how to say what you want, how to ask others for respect, and growing up in general. Brie's struggles with her mother over recognizing her homosexuality are heartbreaking, but credible and sensitively handled. Her struggle to be acknowledged and accepted by Mom and for her mother's difficulty in letting go is universal enough to be relatable to anyone. Brie's relationship with the girl she likes, Kennedy, has all of the sweetness and awkwardness that one expects from eighth grade budding romances. In sum, Melleby has a good ear and had produced an authentic, age-appropriate, and sensitive story about developing sexual identity.