Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - December 10, 2010
"There's a lot to think about in this small book. It might even be a book read to the end by kids who don't like to read."
The Horn Book Guide - April 1, 2009
"Fast-paced, easy-to-read drama."
Library Media Connection - March 1, 2009
"Engage[s] the reader...This book will be useful in cultural diversity classes or for students who are having a hard time finding their place in school...Recommended."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - January 1, 2009
"This is a tale about the effects of prejudice and the redeeming power of friendship...A very good selection for reluctant readers in high school who need high interest books."
TeensReadToo.com - December 1, 2008
"[Yee's] characters and their life struggles ring true and are likely to connect well with teen readers. Written in a fast-paced, easy-to-read style, this book should be successful with reluctant readers."
by: Cynthia Cruz, Tucson Unified School District - November 1, 2008
VOYA - October 1, 2008
"Reluctant readers will be drawn to this book because of the content and its length."
Booklist - September 1, 2008
"Yee's slim novel packs in a lot."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2008
"While maintaining young readers' interest in the plot, Yee's novel will also help them to develop and gain confidence in their reading skills."