"... an outstanding first novel" KIRKUS REVIEWS
"... A powerful, complex, skillfully written novel that even the most reluctant reader will find accessible." BOOKLIST
"With painfully immediate accounts of daily humiliations and power plays, Adoff sets a time bomb ticking . . . Readers wil be swept into this high-stakes drama of the high school underbelly."
HORN BOOK MAGAZINE
"...Adoff pulls off a young adult page-turner with literary ease." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth" is a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book for '03,
an International Reading Association(IRA) Notable Book for '03, a NY Public Library book for the teenage '03, a VOYA Poetry Pick '02, a CCB Best Book for 02',
a BWI Book Wholesalers Staff pick, a CCBC Book of the week and a teenreads.com cool new book.
"Each word running fast across lips
A direct line to my hips, twist and shake.
My voice another arm, another leg.
My throat the Cape Canaveral of my soul.
into deep blue
"I still LOVE YOU"
written on my palm,
as cold front meets warm.
Pushing north from diaphragm to windpipe,
their first date my first pitch of life.
As the song:
Out of my mouth
OUt of my doubt
OUT of my self