"The characters were great in this book and Icould absolutely connect with most of them." ~ Novel Ink"I think all teens should read this book to seethe struggles everyone goes through. It might help bullies see what they arereally doing to others as well as the ones that are being bullied feeling moreempowered." ~ Paradise of Pages"I recommend this book for those who like anuncomplicated, character driven mystery without a lot of graphic violence orfor those who enjoy a mature YA mystery with an edge to it." ~ The Book Review
"A strong youngadult mystery with a side of romance that moves from the opening pages." ~Adventures in Writing
"A good read,whether you're in the obvious target demographic or even, like me, more thanjust a few years past." ~ Big Al's Books & Pals
From the Author
From writing this book, I learned to never give up on aproject you believe in. I started TWOG June 10, 1992 and completed the firstdraft December 17, 1992--I keep records. From the time I started to the time Ifinished the final draft and found a publisher--23 years. After the book's manyrejections, I worked on other projects during that time and successfullypublished seven other young adult novels prior to TWOG. I had originallywritten the complete story from John Hawk's point of view. In 2012, I dug thestory out of my file drawer and I decided to include Charlotte Cotton's pointof view. So I had to rewrite and add Charlotte's chapters and eliminate some ofJohn's. Not only that, I found it easy to capture Charlotte's female voice if Iwrote in the present tense. That meant I had to go back and rewrite John'schapters in the present tense, too. A very difficult job. But I didn't give up.