Getting a positive review from some of the big ones in the industry (Kirkus, Booklist, Children’s Bookshelf, SLJ) draws attention to a book. Online reviews are supposed to have a hand in a book getting more traction. While I am very well aware that saying “my mom says it’s really good” doesn’t mean a whole lot when it comes to determining the quality of a book, I didn’t ask for the people quoted below to tell me good things about THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS. None of them had to reach out to me with words of praise. Except for my sister. I asked her for a quote because she had told me she liked THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS but I needed something more than that for this post.
If you’re not sure if THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS is a book worth checking out, perhaps the people below can sway you.
“I had to stop reading because it brought back memories and feelings of the time.” Michael R
“I LOVED IT. Holy cow. You made [the era] come alive.” Maureen R
“Made me cry.” Kristal L
“Your books give me life.” Delainey W
“Moving and insightful…You’ll get into the heads and hearts of Anthony and Sam.” Stu L
“Amazing! You did amazing…I got choked up throughout the last part.” Jason B
“I adore THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS…a really great read.” Hannah B
“Sooooo good…I [got] mad when I [had] to put it down.” Joelle B
“Makes you realize how young the boys fighting in the war were.” Kathy Z
“A great read.” Leslie P
“Lots of big emotions…captured the time and the feelings.” Rena O
“You’re going to win awards for this one.” Katie L
“Brilliant…Rich, absorbing, satisfying…Nailed the ending…Ready for the HBO series.” Jim K
“Phenomenal.” Linda H
“Sooooooo good.” Susan G
“Vivid writing brings the story to life.” Elda R
“I loved it!” Ozge G.
“Loved Anthony and Sam’s story, [the army] nicknames, Suzy’s passion, Sam’s conflict.” Kathy O.
“Incredible!! Well researched. I can’t get over the scope [of the story]. Such an amazing job.” Sean J.
I think I wrote a pretty good book. Good to know I’m not the only one who thinks it’s worth reading.