"The residents of Balona are quirky, funny and sometimes felonious. They are never dull. And they are not to be missed. BUDS is both hilarious and heartfelt."
Gail Giles, author of Shattering Glass, an ALA Best of the Best Book
"...and Tery is a wonderful character... I look forward to reading (next) about her taking on the Daughters of the Delta."
Tom McKenzie, actor and stage and screen director
"Eminently suitable for older teens and adults...a reader-compelling story... serious yet heartwarming and thoroughly entertaining."
Midwest Book Review
"...I found the story humorous, touching, and a totally cool read. It really is about life, death, friendship, and all that stuff, and it really works."
Laurabelle Hibbets McCaffery, Librarian (IN)
"...Patella's relationship with her mother is spot-on accurate. I tormented my poor, innocent, long-suffering mother in exactly the same way...."
Frieda Cavendish, High School Teacher (MN)
"If Claire weren't so perfect, she'd be easier to like. Even so, I forgve her all her talents, her beauty, her intelligence, etc., since she is so kind-hearted...."
Sally Tara Chapple, Student, 16 (NM)
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