Jeunesse - June 1, 2010
"Portrays the overwhelming combination of anger, sadness, and bewilderment that families experience in the face of the wily yet irrational behaviour of a crystal methamphetamine addict...An important and difficult story...that leaves an indelible mark.
VOYA - October 1, 2009
"This compelling book is written in clear, age-appropriate prose...A suitable choice as a result of its fast-paced plot and conversational tone."
The Brandon Sun - May 17, 2009
"While it could be moralizing, this fine writer's ability to tell a powerful and heartbreaking story does not allow for that...This is a book that should be shared in high school classrooms. Kids would be well served to hear it and to talk about its issues."
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy - March 1, 2009
"A fast-paced, cohesive story...Holubitsky's writing is solid and the story well-paced, making this book a viable option for reluctant readers and students, ages 13 or older who prefer realistic fiction."
Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON) - December 1, 2008
"Gordie tells a heart wrenching story of what it is like to have an addict in the family and watch the destruction this habit is causing himself and his parents...Very realistic."
TeensReadToo.com - September 1, 2008
"A powerful book about addiction, its wide-ranging effects, and the toll it takes on all those it touches."
Canadian Children's Book News - August 1, 2008
"The novel is fast-paced, compelling and highly readable, and should be used as an essential text for drug education in high schools."
KLIATT - July 1, 2008
"A gripping story."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - May 1, 2008
"A painfully authentic exploration...Poignantly demonstrates the fact that the addict's agony is only the beginning."
CM Magazine - April 4, 2008
"A story of hope tempered with a dose of hard reality...Effective and compelling. Highly recommended."
Resource Links - April 1, 2008
"A powerful novel."
The Globe and Mail - March 22, 2008