• "An extraordinary book, and truly is Malorie Blackman at her best"

  • "Blackman's emotional intelligence is such that Boys Don't Cry should be read aloud in every secondary school"

    The Times
  • "Her writing at its best, creating characters and a story which, once read, will not easily go away"

  • "Blackman grapples with contemporary issues without ever letting them overwhelm the story and characterisation. A winner"

    Financial Times
  • "This is an adroit investigation of family relations, very clearly portrayed"

    Daily Telegraph