Canadian Literature - April 1, 2013
"As the native identity of the main character is not emphasized, the story is an uplifting read for anyone who refuses to become a victim. The fast-paced plot and engaging conversational style is well suited for...reluctant readers."
Trafalgar School for Girls Online Magazine - January 11, 2012
"As fast-paced as the races described within...[Cree's] voice is constant and endearing...I would recommend [it] especially to boy reluctant readers."
CM Magazine - January 6, 2012
"[An] interesting and fast-paced read. One of the biggest strengths of the novel is Cree and his best friend, Ashton. Cree is honest and well developed....The novel handles the issue of gambling in a mature manner...The Next Sure Thing is part of the 'Rapid Reads' series that is aimed at reluctant adult readers. However, the book will appeal to older teen readers who are looking for something faster paced and shorter in length then some YA fiction."
Crowding the Book Truck blog - November 11, 2011
"Wagamese, an Ojibway author and storyteller, has crafted a very strong story. Another thing that I really love is that this is part of the Rapid Reads series, a [series] of original, high-interest books that are designed for adult learners to enjoy."
Library Journal - October 1, 2011
"A clever puzzle that features a young man seeking to make his way."