What If? Magazine - April 1, 2009
"An original novel of triumph and friendship. It is the kind of book that makes you read long into the night."
VOYA - April 1, 2009
"The story is compelling and will likely appeal to readers. A little bit of drama, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of pop culture makes this book timely and entertaining."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2009
"A refreshingly original alternative to many of the more angst-ridden teen problem novels."
The Bookmark (BCTLA) - February 1, 2009
"A bitingly funny, page turning read. Harvey's characters are witty, graphic and well-rounded, throwing stereotypes out the window...High school age students will enjoy this lively story and its excellent dialogue."
Tucson Unified School District - January 1, 2009
"An interesting view of teen (hidden) pregnancy, parental reaction and the misguided intentions of friendship...Highly recommended."
Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - January 1, 2009
"Readers will enjoy the story...[and] librarians will love the literary references."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - January 1, 2009
"Julia's eventful year is both insightful and funny... [a] thoughtful take on teen pregnancy made bearable by best-friend support."
A Patchwork of Books blog - December 31, 2008
"A great friendship, good writing, and a unique story... definitely has teen appeal."
Resource Links - December 1, 2008
"Laugh-out-loud portrait of a raucous and intelligent friendship being tested and forced to grow all at once. [Rated Excellent]."
The Globe and Mail - November 22, 2008
"Harvey depict[s] authentic relationships. She also reveals, quite wonderfully, the fluid line between family and friends. She opens us up to the joyous unpredictability of life. And through the example of Julia's mother, she demonstrates the transformative power of a gentle, adaptable faith."
Deakin Newsletter - November 1, 2008
"This is a funny, moving and realistic picture of the love the friends feel for each other - like sisters - and the faithful support and care the one shows for the other. There is a lot going on in this richly realized novel, and it is even more to the author's credit that there is as much laughter as tears and that the cast is so well considered and portrayed, human beings all."
KLIATT - November 1, 2008
"Edgy, earthy - and filled with literary references...Julia is a wonderful character with her mixture of practical wisdom and intelligence and her naivete."
Quill & Quire - November 1, 2008
"Harvey does a good job of capturing the voice of Julia, and Ruth is often a riot to read. The use of language actually spoken by teens...gives the book a realistic feel."
CD Syndicated - October 28, 2008
"[A] hot-button book that mixes the platitudes of literature with the realities of daily teenage life."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2008
“A terrific story about a strong girl friendship...readers will be drawn into her story and will be satisfied with the conclusion. Highly recommended.”