Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - April 1, 2011
"A good read about accepting consequences of one's own behavior."
School Library Journal - March 1, 2011
"Loughead creates a very realistic teen dilemma...Reluctant readers will keep plowing through simply to see if Dylan can undo all the damage he has caused."
Booklist - November 1, 2010
"Loughead is especially good at depicting Dylan's physical turmoil...The snowball metaphor—how a single lie grows increasingly large—is also well handled…[An] intelligent drama."
CM Magazine - October 1, 2010
"[A] fast-paced story that will resonate with young readers because of its relevant themes. Dylan's guilty conscience and fear of exposure heighten the story's drama…Reluctant readers will appreciate the captivating plot, and the short, low-vocab design of the novel ensures it will be accessible to those reading below grade level."
Resource Links - October 1, 2010
"Deals with contemporary issues in a concise, clear manner, and even though the reading level is lower, there is excellent use of new language that will create opportunities for expanding the reader's vocabulary…This book is full of teachable moments, most notably the idea that you can learn from your mistakes and become a better person…Recommended."