PSLA Top Forty - June 1, 2011
"Butcher offers an insightful look into the ethics and morals of high school students...The short book really lends itself to a good discussion."
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - April 1, 2011
"It was easy to get caught up in this book—enough suspense to keep the story moving briskly along. A good hi-low read for teens."
School Library Journal - February 1, 2011
"Butcher's portrayal of high school cheating is believable, with actual consequences...The pacing will keep reluctant readers hooked until the very end."
Library Media Connection - January 1, 2011
"A realistic portrayal of high school students' attitudes towards cheating…This is a well written narrative that will challenge readers to make a decision about what's right and what's wrong. Recommended."
CM Magazine - September 24, 2010
"Well suited to its intended audience…With its succinct text, short chapters, and emphasis on contemporary teen issues, Cheat should be popular with reluctant young adult readers….Recommended."
Kirkus Reviews - September 15, 2010
"Short, quick chapters are propelled by frenetic action…True to life, this book does not offer a tidy, Pollyanna-ish conclusion; Laurel comes to learn from this experience a difficult lesson at a great expense. A speedy read."