Dead Water Zone: Reviews
School Library Journal (starred review)
"Oppel has crafted a superior science-fiction novel set in the near future… Everything about this novel is believable: the characters and their motivations, the development of their relationships, even the non-Hollywood conclusion. Readers are left with satisfaction that the mystery has been solved, but are not placated with a hurry-up happy ending. An excellent bridge to the works of Ray Bradbury and Frank Herbert."
The Globe & Mail
"Weaving thematic threads of sibling rivalry and affection, a Faustian motif, high adventure, and of course, the power of true love, Oppel's prose rarely falters, despite his occasional flirtation with melodrama. The dialogue is swift and rings true. Some of the characters would fit perfectly into a Dickensian underworld and the cumulative effect of all these riches is a novel of striking impact." The Globe & Mail
The Horn Book
"A chilling sci-fi novel…. Tension mounts and the drama plays out to a grand conclusion."
Voice of Youth Advocates
"This compelling novel explores the relationship between two brothers who are opposites… Once you're hooked you won't be able to put it down until the end."