School Library Journal - October 1, 2009
"Likable flawed characters drive the plot in this gritty contemporary drama. The fast-paced read feels current and edgy without succumbing to inner-city staging. Riley Park will have both reluctant and struggling readers flipping the pages."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - July 21, 2009
"An intriguing storyline...The story is told in first person by Corbin, pulling the reader into his changed life. The reader feels his doubt and anger. This book will make a good "guy read", especially for reluctant readers."
Booklist - May 1, 2009
"A suspenseful, tightly plotted story that manages, in only 102 pages, to create both a memorable protagonist and a thought-provoking, emotionally involving story."
Resource Links - April 1, 2009
"Good for students who are looking for a quick read."
CM Magazine - March 6, 2009
"Another solid entry in the 'Orca Soundings' series that will appeal to either gender...Recommended."