• "Ingeniously constructed, and as transfixing as the sighting of a UFO"

    Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times
  • "A powerful, at times bleak and brutal, read for older teenagers"

    Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
  • "A beautifully written and thought-provoking book about aliens whose lessons on human empathy reach as high as the heavens"

    Big Issue, Kids' Books of 2017
  • "A stunning new novel from a powerful and original writer"

    Tim Bowler
  • "A demanding read with many rewards... this novel reflects an exploratory mind, uncompromising yet respectful towards his readers' capacity for agile responses"

    Books for Keeps
  • "A thought-provoking book which deals honestly with some important issues including child abuse, bullying and verbal abuse... it impresses on every young person the importance of speaking up, and on every adult, the need to listen and support"

  • "Wonderful... every detail is essential to a plot which drives relentlessly to a shocking conclusion"

    Best New Children's Books Guide, produced by the Publishers' Association and published in the Guardian 2018
  • "Magnetic, haunting, and richly rewarding."

    Joanne Owen, Lovereading4Kids
  • "Unique and outstanding"

    Shift Zine