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Accolades for ALONE

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Cover art by Pascal Campion

A Mighty Girl's Best Book of the Year

ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers

Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Crystal Kite Award Finalist

Colorado Book Award

Colorado Children's Book Award List

California Young Readers Medal

Golden Cowbell Award

Golden Sower Meadowlark Award

Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

High Plains Book Award

Iowa Children's Choice Award List

Just One More Page List

Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Keystone to Reading Book Award List

Lone Star Reading List

Magnolia Book Award

Maine Student Book Award

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

NCTE Notable Verse Novel

Nerdy Book Club Best Book of the Year

New York Times Bestseller List

Reading the West Book Award Finalist

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award

Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Finalist

Sakura Medal

Sequoyah Masterlist

South Carolina Junior Book Award List

Surrey Book of the Year

Truman Readers Award List

Vermont Golden Dome Award

Volunteer State Book Award List

William Allen White Master List

Young Hoosier Award List

"This exciting story of tenacity, determination, and ingenuity is hard to put down, and thank heavens nothing happens to the dog." - NPR ​


"The novel is gripping and the plot fast-paced...This is a tense, engrossing survival story on par with classics such as Hatchet." - Booklist ​


"Freeman’s middle-grade debut starts with a wallop and carries on from there...sweeping down spare pages in thin lines of verse in this Hatchet for a new age. Suspenseful, fast-paced, and brief enough to engage even reluctant readers." - Kirkus ​


"A captivating and thrilling survival tale." - NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Committee


​"Realistic fiction fans will appreciate the thoughtful use of language that hints at Maddie’s introspection and evolution, and survival buffs will appreciate her creativity as she resolutely addresses each new emergency."

- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books​


"Megan E. Freeman has written a lyrically captivating story for our times, reminding us that human resiliency and hope—along with the stories, poems, and imagination we keep alive—can exist even in the midst of trials, trauma, and the act of survival." - Mary Rand Hess, NYT bestselling author and poet

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