VOYA - December 1, 1999
"In this gentle and introspective look at the emotional overload of a teenage girl, younger readers will find themselves relating to and caring about the realistically drawn characters."
The Observer - December 1, 1999
"Deals with complex issues with great honesty; it ends with resolutions that answer our questions while leaving the door open for more possibilities. All in all, a wonderful book."
Center for Children's Books - October 25, 1999
"Holubitsky deftly captures the clumsy sulkiness that hides adolescent heartbreak."
"This is a story that manages to avoid traps of obvious confessionality while still compellingly revealing the pain and labor of adjustment to loss."
Publisher's Weekly - September 13, 1999
"Authentic and insightful."
KLIATT - September 1, 1999
"Full of sharp, funny observations and up-to-date references."
"Holubitsky shows real talent for writing about the world of teens and the slow road to emotional healing."
Children's Literature - September 1, 1999
"Holubitsky has successfully caught the nuances of adolescent life with its mercurial highs and lows."
The Georgia Staight - August 12, 1999
"This is a YA novel to watch come awards time."
"The subject is dark, of course, but Holubitsky writes Pam's diary entries with a rollicking lightness 12- to 16-year-olds will relish."
Edmonton Journal - June 27, 1999
"A novel whose strength comes from the way in which it leads us to recognize the contemporary world of the teen herd while it applauds those who are determinedly their own people."
Resource Links - January 1, 1999
"Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and always powerful."