Middler Books and More - May 8, 2009
"Reminds me of an episode of CSI or Law & Order in which people try to solve a crime but also deal with the personal aspects of the situation."
NMRLS Youth Services Book Review - May 8, 2009
"The story moves along and provides enough plot twists to keep the reader engaged. All in all it's a solid, if not exceptional, title from Orca."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - January 1, 2009
"The book's willingness to forego hackneyed messages is refreshing...a quick but satisfying drama for those aware that darkness is only a step away in even the most comfortable lives."
Resource Links - December 1, 2008
"Scum is full of suspense...[and] would make an excellent addition to intermediate classroom and school library collections."
TeensReadToo.com - December 1, 2008
"Dekker paints a painful picture of how death can tear apart those left behind."
Tucson Unified School District - November 1, 2008
"This is the stuff real life is made of and I highly recommend this to young teens who think dealing and taking drugs is the easy way to money."