Reviews

“Secrets and lies, betrayal and trust, friends and enemies–there are weighty themes at the heart of this bold, compelling debut novel…So much more than a typical problem novel, this psychological mind-bender is raw, gripping, and deftly rolled out by a writer-to-watch.” ~ Booklist Review (Starred)

“The characters are finely drawn, and the writing is spectacular—understated, yet deep-cutting. Saldin’s writing recalls the stark, assured styles of Jenny Downham and Laurie Halse Anderson as she flawlessly pulls off an unforgettable story with powerful, inspired writing.” ~ Alice Marvels

“Saldin presents the complex, layered terrain of relationships that develop among teens who share cabins and cigarettes and bathhouse duty but often know only the bare minimum about one anothers’ former lives.” ~ The Horn Book

“Deep, dark, and totally addictive–this story of secrets, friendship, and betrayal will keep you guessing until the final, stunning end.” ~ Jo Knowles, author of Lessons From a Dead Girl

“From the very first page, I knew that The Girls of No Return was going to be an amazing book. Lida’s story is a gripping, heartbreaking journey to the center of herself, set in an Idaho wilderness that breathes truth and beauty.” ~ Malinda Lo, author of Ash and Huntress

The Girls of No Return is filled with characters so true they feel like long-lost friends. It will keep you turning pages all the way to an ending that is shockingly real and heartbreakingly perfect.” ~ Jennifer Brown, author of The Hate List and Bitter End

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