This novel will take you to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond - a compelling, powerful read.
Alan Gibbons has written a compelling novel of courage and conscience amidst the terrors of our time.
Wonderfully fast paced, thrilling ... as good as it gets in British teen fiction ... Authentic and unflinching, it is a novel you have to read.
Some books can change the world for the better - this is one of them. All young people should be advised to read it.
Very few authors would have the expertise to so beautifully capture such difficult emotions without making the novel an explicit one.