Praise for Vikki VanSickle's Days That End With Y:
Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013)
Selection, Resource Links Magazine Best of Fiction Grades 7-12 (2013)
“Without taking easy turns, or accepting simple, happily-ever-after solutions, Clarissa muddles, fights, and breaks her way through some life-altering times in her life . . . The last few pages of Days That End in Y are especially so touching and all-around fantastic, highlighting just how awesome of a young woman Clarissa has become. I adore Clarissa’s story and VanSickle’s writing.” —Fabbity Fab Book Reviews
“Vikki VanSickle’s Clarissa and Benji are the perfect escorts for middle-grade readers to navigate those transition years . . . a series that will be greatly missed but one of which we can be proud as readers of wonderful young CanLit.” —CanLit for Little Canadians
“Clarissa is delightfully raw, honest, strong, imperfect and just so very real . . . [I] enjoyed the fact that nothing was tied up sweetly or unrealistically.”
“The plotline in Days That End in Y keeps the reader turning pages, is realistic, and has no easy answers or fixes. The characters are all believable, well-rounded and engaging . . . a great choice for middle school and public libraries.” —CM Magazine
Praise for Vikki VanSickle's Words That Start With B
Shortlisted, CBA Libris Awards' Children's Book of the Year (2011)
Selection, CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens (2011)
Recommended, IODE Violet Downey Book Award (2011)
"A well-crafted and enjoyable first effort from a writer who is
obviously tuned into the minds and emotions of young teens."
—Quill & Quire
"Clarissa and Benji offer a fresh, honest look at life as an outsider,
when you don't quite belong and don't quite know who you are. They're
funny and relatable and exactly the kind of characters kids should be
reading in today's It Gets Better age."
"A fresh and honest look at a girl's school year in that wonderful,
horrible, confusing time known as Grade Seven."
—Canadian Bookseller Magazine
"Words That Start With B is the story of how a feisty girl battles a
year of surprises, if not with grace, then with a lot of humour."
—Open Book Toronto