"Runkle and Webb’s narrative convincingly conveys the emotions of the characters, allowing readers to consider both sides of Kat and Jules’ conflict.... An empowering message about striving to be true to oneself for middle school readers."
-- Kirkus Reviews (read full review)
"Runkle and Webb debut with a twenty-first century take on the idea that 'All that Glitters is not Gold' ... (It) carries some emotional heft."
-- Publishers Weekly (read full review)
"GLITTER GIRL flows like a sparkling river through the shifting sands of 8th-grade Alpha Girls and their BFFs. Puberty rocks at Wendell Willkie Junior High, where the motto might as well be: "Study? I'm Here to See My Friends."
-- Richard Peck, novelist
Newbery Award Winner (read bio)
"A fun book for teens and tweens. . . GLITTER GIRL has a lot to say to teenage readers, given it's probably the most influential time of their lives. Mostly it's a book about friendship loyalty, and doing the right thing; perfect for a high school library!"
-- Wondrous Reads (read full review)
"Loved it! A story that will make you feel good and teach young teens that peer pressure can affect even the most in-tune teen. . . A story about the worth of being popular and the cost."
-- Bookhounds YA (read full review)
"There are many good attributes to this book. It shows teens the power of marketing and peer pressure. (It also) has a strong family dimension. It shows that family is more important than money or things in the final analysis."
-- Catholic Mom (read full review)
Toni Runkle & Steve Webb