"...it is delightful to trace the twists and turns of the plot. ...The author maintains a fast pace and brings off natural-sounding dialogue; overall, this novel is good entertainment."
"...close attention to plot and character development have produced a believable story punctuated by humorously realistic characters."
--The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon
"YAs will enjoy this story"
--KLIATT (Young Adult paperback book Guide)
"Recommended" -- Booklist
"...I loved the stubborn somewhat naïve Rebecca, ...friend and confidante Celeste, and the dynamics between the two characters throughout the story. I also liked the underlying message that sometimes perfect isn't what you first imagined."
~~Tami Brady, TCM Reviews
"...Can a teenage girl open her eyes to what is reality and what is fantasy before it is too late?
Ms. Herrick did a wonderful job in portraying the feelings that just about every teenage girl goes through. Rebecca is a fun, lovable character that has enough optimism to fuel the world."
~~Rhae, Young Adult Romance Writers Review International Reading Association/Children's Book Council "Children's Choice" Winner
American Library Association "Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers"
About the Author
Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist. Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-rottweiller-beagle mix and six grand-kitties. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her web site: http://annherrickauthor.com