"An amazing book that is a must-read for everyone. One of the best books I have ever read. Truly touching, that will leave you thinking about it for days. It is about the never ending friendship between two boys in Afghanistan, the wars and political turmoil that try them, and the struggles they go through in the name of friendship, love, and loyalty."
"This book is listed as appropriate for middle school; however, many believe it qualifies as an adult book. Regardless, it is an amazing story to tell any age, for it offers much insight on a variety of topics on top of being an enjoyable read."
"An autobiographical graphic novel that tells a story within a story, as the author depicts his conversations with his father, a holocaust survivor, in an attempt to preserve his parents' painful lives. A truly unique book that is great and effective in its written words as well as its art."
"I used the Young Readers' Edition with my group of middle-schoolers to much success. An absolutely amazing story. I have not read the original, adult version of this story. However, the Young Readers' Edition is definitely worth reading and keeping on your collection."