Tri-State YA Book Review Committee - September 1, 2011
"This fast-paced story gives enough descriptive detail to the give the reader a real feel for the scenery…Reluctant readers will gobble it up."
The Horn Book Guide - September 1, 2011
"There's...drama and excitement [in this] survival tale."
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - May 1, 2011
"Though short and straightforwardly told, the characters and plot are engaging and it should be a hit with the Hi/Low audience."
Resource Links - February 1, 2011
"Well-written and intriguing, I read Outback in one sitting. The characters are very well-developed for such a short novel, and I found myself rooting for them at every turn...A fast-paced and enjoyable read for all, but I would definitely recommend this novel for reluctant readers or low level readers."
CM Magazine - January 21, 2011
"Compliments to Stevenson who has succeeded in giving readers a vivid picture...A successful, fast-paced adventure story. Recommended."