New reviews of “Prinny Murphy”

Quotes from some reviews of “The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy” (the sequel to “The Nine Lives of Travis Keating”):

“…As good as the first book was, the second installment is even better. As hard-hitting as the first book was, the second one hits much harder…MacLean’s dialogue rings true. Her pacing is faultless. She leads us through a series of highs and lows…a powerful writer who leaves her readers with much to ponder.”
Gregory Bryan, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

“…a darker and more challenging novel…Prinny’s engaging first person narration, sprinkled with the inflections and cadences of the local dialect, invigorates and enriches the authentic feel of the book and adds to its lyricism…beautifully layered and sensitively written…”
Quill & Quire, December 2009

“…a heartwrenching, yet ultimately hopeful, depiction of a young girl struggling in a small Newfoundland community.”
Resource Links, December 2009

“…MacLean’s writing is sensitive but unsentimental, deftly capturing some of the real pain, uncertainties and joy of adolescence.”
Pam Sword, Sunday Herald, January 3, 2010

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