From School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-As if seventh grade weren't hard enough, 12-year-old Lilah suddenly finds herself able to communicate with the dead when she is struck by lightning at her mother's wedding reception. Accompanied by the ghost of her grandmother and a slew of other mismatched spirits, Lilah navigates the craziness of middle school, helping a number of people, both living and dead, along the way. Her real success, though, lies in what she discovers about herself as she overcomes her shyness at talking to her crush. Levy has created a fun, witty account of middle-school life while effectively capturing its preteen angst. Lilah is a refreshingly strong character who embraces her own individuality while sticking up for herself and others. Though some of the book's elements are predictable and many of the conflicts are resolved too neatly, readers will be drawn in by the quirky characters and the outlandish story line, making it a purchase that definitely won't sit on shelves. A very strong debut novel.-Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"In a fresh, frank and funny first-person voice, Lilah tells of her ghostly encounters from the perspective of a normal Jewish girl coping with abnormal powers. Droll middle school drama." - Kirkus"All the ups and downs are portrayed with honesty and wonderful humor. Middle school girls are sure to relate and will probably see themselves somewhere in this story. Purchase is recommended. Look for the next title from this talented first-time author, as it is sure to be eagerly awaited by readers." Reviewer: Sylvia Firth - Children's Literature
"[SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE] is tightly-written and fast-paced, the dialogue is clever and funny, and the story flows well. While there are some discussions of kissing and dating, there is nothing in it to make it inappropriate for a fifth-or sixth grade girl, and Small Medium at Large is a perfect read for every girl who is struggling or has ever struggled to fit in. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine
Chosen as a 2013 Sydney Taylor Notable Book
"A can't-put-it-down read." - Eileen Cook, author of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
"Joanne Levy is hysterical - she turns the tragedy of middle school into sheer hilarity...I'd read anything by her." - Lisa McCann, NYT bestselling author of the Wake trilogy and The Unwanteds