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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, April 25, 2011:
"Hubbard has a superb handle on her boarding school setting...A powerful, ambitious debut."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
"The story builds to a climax that will have readers on edge. It could be read alongside many of the classics that deal with friendship and loyalty, as well as deceit...Those who are looking for something to ponder will enjoy this compelling read."
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July/August 2011:
"Hubbard’s characters are confounding and intriguing...The traditional, buttoned-up boarding school setting makes the perfect backdrop to this tense dictation of secrets, lies, manipulation, and the ambiguity of honor."
Starred Review, Booklist, July 1, 2011:
"Both plotting and characters are thoroughly crafted in this stellar first novel. The poetry that Hubbard produces from Alex’s pen is brilliant, and the prose throughout is elegant in its simplicity. Reminiscent of John Knowles’ classic coming-of-age story, A Separate Peace (1959), this novel introduces Hubbard as a bright light to watch on the YA literary scene."
Michael L. Printz Honor Award-winning And We Stay is Jenny Hubbard’s second novel. Her first, Paper Covers Rock, was a William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist. A former English teacher, Jenny writes books and plays in her hometown of Slisbury, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, a high school math teacher, and their rescue dog, Oliver. You can find Jenny on Facebook, follow her (and Oliver) on Twitter at @HubbardWrites, and visit her website at jennyhubbard.com.See all Editorial Reviews
I was disappointed by this book. I had read Hubbard's other book--And We Stay--and absolutely loved it, and I ordered this one immediately after. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sara Dawn
Not as good A Separate Peace, but a well told first person youth novel.Published 4 months ago by Superteacher
This book offers some insight of life choices and meaning, however, it does not fully answer the question of the purpose of life. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sharon B. Stedman
The story is very well written and would be an excellent resource for a class novel study. Lots of great opportunities to discuss relevant topics. Read morePublished 15 months ago by NC Reader
I had the pleasure of meeting author Jenny Hubbard at a book fair in Bowling Green, Kentucky, last weekend, and I have since read her book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Charles F. Myers
I bought this book a while back and finally got time to read it. It began a little slow but once I got more to the meat of the story it grew on me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Savannah (Books With Bite)
3.5 of 5 stars
Boarding school Junior Alex Stromm is traumatized by witnessing the drowning death of his classmate. Read more
Ok, so I know I cheated, and this doesn't really count, but here's my opinion:
I only read the beginning and the end, but it didn't seem like a whole lot happened in between... Read more
Echoing the lessons taught in John Knowles' "A Separate Peace," the author demands attention to her poetic sense. Her language is engaging, like a song or a diary...Published 24 months ago by Mike