DWZ – 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."
– School Library Journal (starred review)