Starred Review, Booklist, August 1, 2008:
“A marvel to read and will only further solidify Lanagan’s place at the very razor’ s edge of YA speculative fiction.” Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2008:
"Lanagan's poetic style and her masterful employment of mythic imagery give this story of transformation and healing extraordinary depth and beauty." Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 8, 2008:
"Lanagan explores the savage and the gentlest sides of human nature, and how they coexist." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008:
"By turns horrifying and ribald, witty and wise, this tour de force of a novel almost demands multiple readings to fully appreciate each of its layers." Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2008:
"Beautifully written and surprising, this is a novel not to be missed."From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Margo Lanagan’s story collection, Red Spikes,
was a Publishers Weekly
Best Book and a Horn Book
Fanfare, and Black Juice
was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Sydney, Australia.From the Hardcover edition.