Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy - November 1, 2009
"Bullying and revenge are common themes in young adult literature, but author Norah McClintock gives these classic themes an updated twist...The experiences in the book are ones to which almost any reader will relate."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - June 26, 2009
"This short but powerful story explores the topic of forgiveness and redemption from the perspective of a bystander who renames nameless and genderless...This is a good morality tale that will have reluctant readers thinking about how they would react in a similar situation. Recommended."
Booklist - April 15, 2009
"Perfect for reluctant readers up for some soul-searching."
Resource Links - April 1, 2009
"Fits the Orca Soundings template to perfection. It is suspenseful and plot-driven, and written in a neutral way that leaves much to the inference of the reader. It covers strong, current issues with realistic language."
CM Magazine - March 6, 2009
"Back is sure to satisfy Norah McClintock fans as well as teens looking for an authentic urban experience in a well-told, accessible story. It is also an excellent choice for read-aloud. Highly Recommended."