School Library Journal - February 1, 2013
"A gritty, realistic look at teen homelessness."
TriState YA Book Review Committee - January 1, 2013
"With characters and conflicts that are sure to interest young adult readers, this book is a good choice for the high school library."
CM Magazine - November 16, 2012
"Ryan's exceptionally well-written novel presents issues of homelessness, abuse and poverty, as well as society’s over-consumption and waste. Characters are clearly written, multi-dimensional, strong and believable...A heart-rending and heart-warming glimpse into the journey of a handful of these people, what they need to deal with daily to survive, and how they succeed. And sometimes fail...Highly Recommended."
Resource Links - October 1, 2012
"An impressively managed text. It presents realistic and richly detailed explorations of a difficult topic without being hopeless...Pieces of Me is a strong book with much to offer YA readers."
Booklist - October 1, 2012
"Homelessness, domestic abuse, and parental abandonment are indisputably weighty topics. Yet in this story of a makeshift family, they seem surprisingly surmountable...Ryan has created a thought-provoking portrait of young people living...on the fringes of society."
Kirkus Reviews - September 1, 2012
"A gritty portrait of teens and children living on the street...[and] a complex survival story."
Quill & Quire - September 1, 2012
"Ryan tackles some serious issues—including homelessness, abuse, and child abandonment...[Her] simple prose and interesting storyline should attract readers (especially reluctant ones)."
The Book Babe blog - August 26, 2012
"I was immediately hooked into the story. I couldn't stop. This book was so entirely captivating, so real, that I just couldn't put it down. It was physically impossible for me to leave this book for very long, and I'm kind of happy about that, because it's just what I needed...It captivated every little piece of my heart."