VOYA - October 1, 2004
"Absorbing and thoughtful."
"It would appeal to mature readers with an interest in psychological drama."
KLIATT - July 1, 2004
"Fully developed characters, a complex situation, and a well-realized setting of time and place."
"Certainly this is a well-written novel."
Quill & Quire - July 1, 2004
"There are many powerfully evoked, acutely observed scenes."
"Holubitsky's strengths-her emotional perceptiveness, her graceful, nuanced writing, her painfully true depictions of teen life-shine here."
Edmonton Journal - June 27, 2004
"The Hippie House will resonate with today's young readers and those of generations to come."
CM Magazine - June 4, 2004
Canadian Book Review Annual - May 6, 2004
"Rreaders will be on the edge of their seats."
"It is a series of rich character studies embedded in Holubitsky's recreation of an earlier, more innocent time period."
Resource Links - April 1, 2004
"In this stunning murder/mystery Katherine Holubitsky brings alive rural life..."
"This is a quietly creepy book that slowly but inexorably leads the reader onward. There is a sinister, uneasy atmosphere that sneaks up on the reader. Holubitsky uses straightforward, almost abrupt foreshadowing that electrifies. You can feel the hair on your arms rise up as you are compelled...to read on."
"There is no telling, only masterful showing."
"Holubitsky has perfectly captured that time in a teenager's life when childhood is no longer possible and adulthood looms closer than you might like."
"This outstanding coming of age story should be in every high school library. Highly recommended."