Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 18, 2013:
[A] tense, memorable story.
Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013:
The well-crafted characters, the hot Southern summer, and the coming-of-age events are reminiscent of "To Kill a Mockingbird" This paper boy is a fighter and his hope fortifies and satisfies in equal measure.
"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it." Rob Buyea, author of "Because of Mr. Terupt" and "Mr. Terupt Falls Again"
"""Paperboy" offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story as I did, but it will be particularly meaningful to anyone who has ever struggled with stuttering." J"ane Fraser, " president of The Stuttering Foundation of America
"[A] compelling first-person narrative." The Washington Post
"A memorable coming-of-age novel." School Library Journal
In a compelling climax, he, still stuttering, proudly announces his real name; the moment is as eloquent as his story. "The Horn Book""show more