TN – QUILL & QUIRE (STARRED REVIEW)
The Nest opts for Stephen King-lite terror – though with a lot of interesting sub-currents about the nature of fear and of familial love. Caldecott and Governor General’s Literary Award–winning illustrator Jon Klassen contributes some appropriately gloomy incidental drawings, but this is Oppel’s show – his prose is brisk and visceral. Having become a YA star many years ago by bringing readers inside the minds of bats, Oppel has now concocted a kidlit horror classic by taking them inside a wasps’ nest.
– QUILL & QUIRE (STARRED REVIEW)