Monday, April 4, 2011
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Bea is a cool, quirky little character and Jonah is heavier on the quirk. Both great characters. I loved the fact that Jonah never saw his brother Matthew as broken, only different from himself. I really liked this book. It speaks of love and how deep it runs. It challenges your thoughts on family and just who ones family can be comprised of.
I had heard great things about this book before reading it. It lived up to the words of praise bestowed on it. I liked all the Nite Lights and their funny little personalities interplaying with one another. I could see a sequel to this one eventually, but have no idea if one is planned or not. The overall message I took away from this was that no matter how disabled or tenuous their grip on reality may be, you don't give up on them. I'm giving this one 4 1/2 robotic smaks!