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“Rhiannon Argo wields words into magical clusters of thought that are both beautiful ornaments and dangerous weapons.”

—Cristy C. Road, author of Spit and Passion & Bad Habits

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“Rhiannon Argo captures the tough reality of queer teens with such playful sweetness you almost forget to worry about them as they take off on a string of outlandish, take-no-prisoners attempts to save themselves from a world of cruddy grown-ups hell-bent on killing beauty and love. I couldn’t put this book down!”

—Michelle Tea, author of Mermaid in Chelsea Creek

“Argo shows us a sharp, youthful milieu. The fixed social codes and perfectly clipped small town scenes of Larkville, California come alive on these pages. This is a hostile setting for skateboarding, school skipping, Lo Flynn to fall in love with rebellious Savannah Blanco. Girls I’ve Run Away With affirms the need for queer youth to be able to come out with dignity. Why wasn’t this invaluable book around when I was a teenager?”

—Amber Dawn, author of Sub Rosa

“Argo’s writing is like a stick-n-poke tattoo for the soul. Girls I’ve Run Away With reads like the director’s cut of an Aerosmith video, but with girls who would just drink a pint of whiskey and pierce their belly buttons themselves.”

—Cassie J. Sneider, author of Fine Fine Music