VOYA - October 1, 2015
"The flow of this book is very smooth and transitions well between the various characters. Romanek provides great information through the characters on the subject of improv. While the reluctant reader will enjoy this book, it may attract other readers who are interested in this topic and may go the extra step in researching it."
Resource Links - October 1, 2015
"This novel deals very specifically with the skills of improvisation...Chloe learns that friendships and
learning experiences can take you further than trophies."
CM Magazine - September 18, 2015
"The author does a great job of describing the improv scenes and warm-up activities. This gives the reader a good understanding of how improv works and makes the story believable...If the reader is interested in performing arts, and in improv in particular, Raising the Stakes would be a good book to build background knowledge and introduce the world of improv."
AL Connors, National Director, Canadian Improv Games - May 14, 2015
"Trudee Romanek sweetly illustrates the duality of competition and collaboration that exists in so many students of improv across the country. She offers a unique glimpse into the world of a high school improv team - a world inhabited by thousands of young Canadians year after year."