"Children ages 7-11 who love mettle-testing stories will love this one: They'll study the lurid front cover, with its towering, terrifying green wave, and pore over the 'U.S. Coast Guard-Approved Cold-Water Survival Tips' at the end."
—Wall Street Journal on Overboard! (read the full review)
"This short, promising series opener contains plenty to inspire young readers while they await Vol. 2: Avalanche!"
—Kirkus on Overboard! (read the full review)
"... a fast-paced, engaging read with two interesting characters."
—CM Magazine on Overboard! (read the full review)
"The inspiring messages, real-life advice, and glimpses at future career opportunities will make this a crowd pleaser."
—School Library Journal on Avalanche!
"While this is at its heart a well-researched, fast-paced survivor story, it is also a coming-of-age tale with surprising vulnerability and depth. The feeling of living in a sibling's shadow will resonate with many readers, while the messages of tenacity and strength are inspirational. An online game and connections to other Survivor Diaries combine with its easy-reading type and fast, straightforward plot to make this an ideal story for transitioning readers.... A content-enriched page-turner with surprising depth."
—Kirkus Starred Review of Avalanche! (read the full review)
"If you have a reluctant reader in your home, then Avalanche is the book for you...The story is well-told by real life survival expert Terry Lynn Johnson. I also learned about wolverines while reading this engaging survival story. Highly Recommended."
—CM Magazine on Avalanche! (read the full review)