School Library Connection - August 1, 2016
"This book has a unique storyline and plot that will captivate the readers from the first chapter. A definite page-turner with engaging characters."
VOYA Magazine - April 1, 2016
"Spirit Level gets to the heart of what makes a family and what makes a good relationship."
Booklist - February 1, 2016
"This [novel] will have appeal for readers who enjoy contemporary, issue-driven stories.”
Resource Links - February 1, 2016
"A solid book about what makes and breaks a good family, with diverse family relationships that are more and more representative of how people live today...Dialogue is fresh and natural, reflective of typical high school conversations and thinking."
School Library Journal - January 1, 2016
"[Teens] will connect with the multifaceted and flawed characters. The protagonists are not always likable but are well-crafted vehicles for the many messages."
CM Magazine - December 18, 2015
"The relatively quick pace of Spirit Level, paired with the complex social issues presented, would make this an appropriate YA read...This novel would be enjoyed by high school aged female readers."
Kirkus Reviews - November 15, 2015
"A troubled half sib briefly turns the story dark and violent; the gift of a carpenter's spirit level provides the title and grounding symbol for Harry, whose narrative voice is genuine and entertaining. Harvey neatly and matter-of-factly incorporates a wide range of family styles and relationships, dysfunctional to healthy. Plenty of drama and a laundry list of catchy, contemporary issues make this an eventful, intriguing read."
Maggie de Vries, award-winning author - July 30, 2015
"In Sarah Harvey's new novel Spirit Level, issues of gender and family flow naturally into a story that captivates on the first page and gathers momentum until readers must gallop along to find out how Harry is ever going to manage all the new people she has unwittingly drawn into her life. A refreshing and rewarding read!"