“[W]hen all the sidewalk characters from Miranda’s Manhattan world converge amid mind-blowing revelations and cunning details, teen readers will circle back to the beginning and say, ‘Wow...cool.’”
Starred Review, Kirkus, June 1, 2009
“[T]he mental gymnastics required of readers are invigorating; and the characters, children and adults, are honest bits of humanity no matter in what place or time their souls rest.”
Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2009
“Closing revelations are startling and satisfying but quietly made, their reverberations giving plenty of impetus for the reader to go back to the beginning and catch what was missed.”
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, July/August 2009
“This unusual, thought-provoking mystery will appeal to several types of readers.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal
"It’s easy to imagine readers studying Miranda’s story as many times as she’s read L’Engle’s, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward."
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
"Smart and mesmerizing."
The New York Times Book Review