Library Media Connection - May 1, 2013
"Colin is a believable character who isn't perfect but is brave enough to stand up for victims...Reluctant readers will enjoy this fast read which has a controlled vocabulary, and is about situations students see in their own lives."
TriState YA Book Review Committee - January 1, 2013
"Choyce's gritty urban realism will appeal to many teen readers, particularly reluctant readers. The plot is active with contemporary dialogue and vocabulary, and addresses timely issues of concern to young adults."
NJ Youth Services - December 5, 2012
"This book for reluctant readers provides a realistic portrayal of timely topics including cyberbullying, sexual harassment, and school violence."
Resource Links - December 1, 2012
"An engaging and truthful no-holds-barred novel. It is well worth reading."
CM Magazine - October 17, 2012
"The plot is fast-paced and appropriate for teens while the language is kept clear and straightforward for teens reading below grade level...The very current issue of cyber-bullying is something that all teens will be able to understand...Rat puts forth a powerful argument for speaking up that will resonate with the reader."
Booklist Online - September 30, 2012
"The hard-hitting, reluctant reader–friendly titles in the Orca Soundings series can boast another standout in this tale of a teen experiencing the downside of being a Good Samaritan...This is strong material about cyberbullying, standing up for what's right, and breaking the senseless cycle of silence."