"An astute and poignant portrait of adolescence".
heartfelt...poignant and uplifting'
"a dark coming-of-age story that will break your
heart - and not let you forget it."
compelling fiction debut, Drake, a formerly longtime Paris resident... crafts
Paul's hometown with a true insider's care, and she believably narrates as a
boy resisting the confining forces of his self-involved parents' narrow paths
and stingily shared love for him."
"Not often do you come across a protagonist who you want to hug and shield from the world. Drake creates a character who is sure to bring out the maternal instinct in every reader."
—Janice MacLeod, author of the New York Times bestseller Paris Letters
"I Love You Too Much is an atmospheric deep dive into longing, betrayal, and the shattered illusions of youth. Alicia Drake's Paris is haunting, and her writing soars."
—Charlotte Rogan, author of Now and Again
"Alicia Drake's beautifully written tale of an adolescent French boy adrift between divorced, narcissistic parents feels like the enfant naturel of Henry James's What Maisie Knew and Deborah Levy's Swimming Home. Her depiction of contemporary well-heeled Parisian life is so spot on, you might be in the sixth arrondissement watching kids spill out of school, lighting their cigarettes and lining up to buy pain au chocolat at the corner boulangerie. I couldn't put it down."—Anne Korkeakivi, author of Shining Sea
"A timely look at the carnage caused by parental narcissism. Funny, waspish, astute, l Love You Too Much is a heart breaking tale from the tubby sidelines of Parisian perfection."—Denise Mina, author of The Long Drop