Canadian Book Review Annual - January 1, 2003
"At a time when we hear so much about bullying in schools, Sticks and Stones will encourage youngsters to find positive ways to fight back. Recommended."
Resource Links - January 1, 2003
“This novel is an easy to read book with strong dialogue...Students will be interested in the character of Jujube and...the situation will be a familiar one.”
VOYA - October 1, 2002
"The high interest plot works - the action starts right away and the story is filled with gossip, tears, and righteous retribution."
CM Magazine - September 6, 2002
“Demonstrates that hi-lo books do not automatically have to be of lesser literary quality. By launching the new hi-lo series with titles of already proven quality and interest from well-established YA authors, Orca Soundings are off to a fine start. Highly Recommended.”
KLIATT - July 1, 2002
"Presents a quick glimpse of teen characters in contemporary settings...certainly deals with a timely and common problem, and will appeal to the reluctant reader."