The Confessional mentioned in a blog…Blog says, “Call it Young Adult if you want to, but this book had me turning pages all night long. Definitely in the cross-over category of YA – content is VERY adult, but also VERY real to what so many of our nation’s “children” are witness to every day. This book can get any class of students wanting to read to the end and talking the whole way through about issues of terrorism, racism, classism, sexism (LOTS on the male side of this and the pressures placed on young men), homophobism, family, community, education and religion. Whew!. This book lacks for nothing in terms of topics, yet leaves so much to be discussed and explored.”
Cover art praised in Fuse #8.
Mentioned in Curbstone’s INK Recommended From Other Presses
Blue Willow Bookstop in Houston mentions my upcoming reading in their store….
Listed on the 2007 Teen Books You Must Order Now!!! list
I like this description on one bookstore webpage: “Seven teens come to terms with themselves and their loyalty to one another when classmates and enemies from different sides of the Mexican border do battle and a murder takes place, in a powerful novel about friendship, racism, and faith for young adults.”