Library Media Connection - October 1, 2011
"In this book, Martha shows her personality and readers will recognize similar situations in their own lives. Adopted or foster children will especially relate to the intricacies of Martha's relationships. Recommended."
Cracking the Cover blog - August 30, 2011
"Martha's story is one that most children from a single-child household can relate to. Going from one child to two can be nerve-wracking for anyone, adopted or not...De Vries expertly handles this difficult situation. While Martha becomes pricklier and pricklier, she's still likable. De Vries looks at the world through a child's eyes and in doing so, she captures the essence of childhood. Young readers will feel like they are active participants rather than being talked down to.
At 164 pages, Somebody's Girlis just the right length...Kudos to De Vries for a fine narrative that will hit home with many young readers."
School Library Journal - July 1, 2011
"The story is beautifully written, and Martha and Chance are particularly authentic and robust, though even minor characters are deftly drawn. Although the book has a strong appeal to those interested in fiction about open adoptions, it deserves a wide audience because it is so well told."
Resource Links - June 1, 2011
"de Vries manages to bring in a number of important issues that would trouble an adopted child whose parents are having their own, long-desired but unexpected baby. Also well presented are the interactions between the teacher and her students."