Reviews

  • "The Way Back Home is a heartfelt, riveting novel from a master of his craft"

    Quill and Quire
  • "I love this book — a riveting page-turner full of likeable, flawed, believable people. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, yet wonderfully funny. Stratton writes some of the wittiest dialogue in YA fiction today."

    Susin Nielsen
  • "The Way Back Home is raw, funny, brutal and profoundly humane. It broke my heart and then healed it again"

    Susan Juby
  • "Terrific. I read it in one big gulp. Does Stratton have an ear for dialogue or what? His splendid new novel involves a journey from a painful past into something like, well, utter grace. Like all of Stratton's work, this is a read that makes us recognise the pilgrimages we are all on, and cheer at the thought that they might, they really might, be successful."

    Gary D Schmidt
  • "An emotional story of survival, loss, family and memory... a thought-provoking book that is both shocking and funny in equal measure"

    Carousel
  • "The novel discusses many important topics such as bullying, mental health and the loss of a loved one. Zoe's experiences are certain to resonate with young teenagers, making it an honest and relatable read"

    INIS
  • "An absorbing and emotionally truthful story about the conflict between generations and the misunderstandings that can break families apart"

    The School Librarian
  • "By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, and always life-affirming, this will be adored by readers who enjoyed Jacqueline Wilson at a younger age."

    Joanne Owen, Lovereading4Kids
  • "Thought-provoking, sad, touching and funny... this is a book which does not fear discussing sexuality and transgender issues and how, like age and illness, they can marginalise people."

    Armadillo Magazine
  • "Raw and moving, this is a powerful read about a very special friendship."

    Inis Reading Guide

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