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“Beautifully spare language portrays the quiet story of a good guy.” —VOYA
“Readers will identify with Remy and his feeling of being torn between a comfortable past and uncertain future.” —Booklist
“This timeless drama of a teen trying to make the right decision about his future is credibly set against timely issues about bad local economies based on unsustainable mining practices, making for a memorable and truly compelling coming-of-age-story.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Thoughtfully written.” —Teensreadtoo.com
“An intimate look into a young man’s life and the decisions he must make.” —Towerofbooks.wordpress.com
“A beautifully written male character.” —Apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com
“A great look at reasons to leave home versus reasons to stay (without involving any abuse, death or depression) and also has an environmental angle involving mountain top removal . . . . Very well done.” —ChasingRay.com
Remy is one of the most well-developed characters I've read about.
All the characters were three-dimensional, and the mountain setting itself was so vividly conveyed it practically became its own character.
My husband and 18 year old son also read it and said that it was one of the best books they ever read.
great item. great shape. had to get this book to replace a school library book that was ruined. when you can't find something - go to amazon. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by M. D. Gaines
This book was definitely a fun and easy reader. My husband and 18 year old son also read it and said that it was one of the best books they ever read. Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by sluckenbaugh
Really enjoyed this book, but it dissapoints me that there wont be a sequel!..the ending is left very openended.Published on June 13, 2010 by CRISTY