The Heights, the Depths and Everything in Between published by Knopf/Yearling
When we were little, my best friend Jake and I saw eye-to-eye. Then I grew, and he didn’t. I grew a lot. He didn’t grow at all. He never really will. He’s a dwarf, and I’m a freak of nature.
"Lucy is tall, while Jake, her best friend from early childhood, is a dwarf, and the shelter of the known world of elementary school can't help them now. The transformation of their friendship as they enter junior high is inevitable, and this look at the private lives and real troubles of young teenagers is filled with believable moments and humor." --Kirkus Reviews
"Nemeth tells a compelling story about two kids who want to find friends, want to be loved, and want to be accepted...And she never hints that Jake ever feels sorry for himself because of his dwarfism. Instead, the dwarfism just exists, a part of his life, as he pursues the same goals that every other middle schooler pursues." --Little People of America, LPAToday
"This is an excellent first novel. Nemeth's story is engaging, with realistic conversation and interesting plot twists. Setting her book in the 1970's lets her consider the commonalities of adolescence without being caught up in contemporary fads that change so quickly." --The Wichita Eagle