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  • "This slim gripping mystery suggests that Mankell is as proficient a writer for teenagers as he is for adults."

    Teresa Goodman and Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • "This is a deep, serious story, written with the lightest of touches and no hint of condescension."

    Jan Mark, Guardian
  • "Touching tale of a young boy growing up in northern Sweden."

    The Bookseller
  • "One of the world's leading authors has written a moving story about a teenager's life in Northern Sweden."

    Publishing News
  • "A thoughtful read"

    Geoff Fox, TES Teacher

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