…came from a teacher in a school I visited not too long ago. The book of mine in question is Marseguro:
Your books have become the absolute fascination of a young boy in Grade 10 who is self-proclaimed to be a non-reader! (He) exclaims about his novel, your novel, every day in English class. He can’t get enough of it! I told him today that there is at least one more novel in the library that you wrote, and then I went and found it for him. He is no longer afraid to finish the first, fearing it will be the last…
We are presently studying The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, and he is finding the parallels amazing. I have truly never seen him get so excited about a book before. He can’t believe it himself.
Thank you for writing for our youth! Keep writing!
Honestly, this is the best review I could ever get of any book I ever write. It means, for one youngster at least, I’ve become the equivalent of Andre Norton, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Madeleine L’Engle, and the other authors that captured my imagination as a young reader. I can’t think of a better Christmas present.