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Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"Contemporary Tagalong and British vernacular enhance the brother/sister narration and enliven the depiction of cultures. In her first young adult novel, Gourlay offers an appealing blend of diverse characters, emotional conflicts, well-paced action, and an upbeat finale. The challenges facing separated, immigrant families and the universal teen desire for acceptance and respect ring true."
This heart-warming story blends so many things: two very different cultures, magic and realism, sadness and laughter, small and tall, separation and reunion, brother and sister. Read morePublished 24 months ago by J D Marple
Candy Gourlay presents us with characters we care about immediately, loving teens and adults acting in good faith despite their faults. Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Susan Golden
Standing over 8 feet tall with size 22 shoes, Bernardo has always felt like somewhat of an outcast. While his mom, stepfather, and half-sister live in England, Bernardo lives in... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by TeensReadToo
16 yr old Bernardo lives in the Philippines with is aunt and uncle. His mother lives in London with her husband and Andi, his step sister. Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by DAC