"3 Victorian Englishmen sail to Tasmania to find the Garden of Eden. Superb storytelling. 20 narrators; most powerful voice: Peevay - half aborigine, half white. Incredibly funny and thought-provoking."
"Holden Caulfield - 'crazy, mixed-up kid', innocent, and misunderstood. A troubled teenager trying to cope with a society he doesn't relate to. Just makes you want to hug him, and make everything okay."
"A summer in the life of 14-year old Rachel Green. A book about music, growing up, fitting in, not fitting in, 'crazy' parents, and a 4th of July concert. Very funny, very sweet, easy to identify with."
"A well-crafted story of a group of Ancient Greek students in New England who attempt to get away with murder. No heroes, but a gripping read. I didn't believe it when I was told this is a first novel."
"Seven Australian teens return from a camping trip to find their town occupied by invading enemy forces. The story of their survival, and how their experiences change them. Excellent writing. 1st of 7."
"The story gradually leads up to the trial of a black man accused of raping a white girl. Perfectly recreates small-town, post-war Southern US, seen through the eyes of the defending lawyer's children."