• "The coming-of-age tale is the perfect debut, playing to the debutante's freshness and flaws, and Awerbuck has turned in a bittersweet example of the genre"

  • "Feisty and funky and funny... a remarkable reading adventure. This is a South Africa the international reader has not yet seen: the wood of smallness and ordinariness and quirkiness of everyday life hidden behind the trees of politics"

    André Brink
  • "An exuberant and nakedly confessional novel"

    Cape Times