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Bloom, Susan P. Review. HornBook (March/ April, 1998): 220. Bloom believes Grove's characterizations and emotional tone are strong.

Cart, Michael. Review. Booklist (May 1,1998): 1518. Cart writes that Grove does a convincing job of explaining the interpersonal relations between Carly's family and the Groats and Carly and her two best friends.

Engelfried, Steven. Review. School Library Journal (May, 1998): 142. The reviewer believes the special appeal of this book is the hope that Carly gives Dustin and the hope the reader will feel, even though there are many difficulties in Dustin's family that will be hard to overcome.

Review. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. (March, 1998): 242-243. This reviewer writes that readers "will understand both Carly's repugnance and her awakening sympathy" for Dustin.

Review. Kirkus Reviews (March 1, 1998): 339. The reviewer commends Grove for writing with grace and compassion for a boy who is pitiable, but noble.

Review. Publishers Weekly (May 11, 1998): 68. The reviewer finds Grove's...

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