"Remarkable...[an] accomplished story of family and the dangers of complacency in the face of questionable justice.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Revoyr writes rhapsodically of...the natural world and charts, with rising intensity, her resilient narrator’s painful awakening to human failings and senseless violence. In this shattering northern variation on To Kill a Mockingbird, Revoyr drives to the very heart of tragic ignorance, unreason, and savagery.”
--Booklist (starred review)
"Hauntingly provocative...an excellent choice for book discussion groups."
"A searing, anguished novel. The narration and pace...are expertly calibrated as it explores a topic one wishes still wasn't so current."
--Los Angeles Times
"Hypnotic... [Revoyr’s] book is a little thing of beauty."
"A beautiful, heartbreaking story. Revoyr has written a searing portrait of the all-too-recent past, of a place where change comes slowly and painfully, and of a girl just trying to find her own space in the world."
"The racism (Revoyr) depicts is disheartening; the loss of innocence she chronicles is shattering; the love shared between a fallible man and his granddaughter is remarkable."
--Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel