• "It may be a trick from Hollywood - to put enough momentum into a story so that nothing in it lingers for long and nothing really hurts - but it works"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "There is something of a good Channel 4 series in this engaging, froth-free plot . . . Good, hearty, heart-warming fare"

  • "An outstanding and vivid book that will stay with readers for a long time to come"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "Mentioned in Range of the best recent paperbacks for the summer holidays - only a plot precis though, no actual comment on the book"

    Financial Times
  • "Convincingly and honestly written, this is a book that will help girls understand a little more of the pains and hardships of teenage life, subtly dealing with issues of divorce, terminal illness and first sexual encounters"

    Waterstones Books Quarterly