School Library Journal - September 1, 2001
"Engaging characters, realistic setting, and upbeat ending will satisfy teen readers."
The Bloomsbury Review - July 1, 2001
"Beth Goobie unites her intense poetic ability with a fascinating plot that compels the reader to love, hate, and relate to each of the characters as they grow and change."
Rambles - June 14, 2001
"Powerful, sensual, thought-provoking and most of all, refreshingly original. Read it and let your imagination fly free."
VOYA - April 1, 2001
"Richly sensuous descriptions evoke alternating shivers of fear and excitement...will leave readers breathless!"
Booklist - March 15, 2001
"Full of magic realism and beautifully written."
Horn Book Magazine - March 1, 2001
"The aura of mystery and romance is aptly melded to the heady joys and secrets of summer camp."
KLIATT - March 1, 2001
"This is a dark but gripping story, with a lot going on to draw in readers."
CM Magazine - February 16, 2001
"Masterfully written and a great read."
CITY Parent - November 1, 2000
"Goobie uses poetic language and well-realized characterization in this gripping story to recreate the intensity with which a teen lives life and...comes to terms with the possibility of death."
Quill & Quire - October 1, 2000
"Assured and flexible. She masters both edgy, abbreviated repartee of teenagers and a lyrical prose style for describing mystical experience."
Children's Book News - September 1, 2000
"Offers remarkable insight and raw, true emotion for readers who find themselves grappling with more than the usual load of teen troubles."
"The book can rightfully be called inspirational."
Resource Links - September 1, 2000
"This book is good. Very, very good. Buy it, read it, recommend it. As a general rule, I make very sparing use of the 'Excellent' rating, however, Goobie's latest young adult offering deserves no less."
The Alan Review - September 1, 2000
"Besides a good read, there is much to explore in this novel."