"Love this story! A group of 6th graders works together to get out of the things 6th graders find least desirable - speaking in public, dancing, etc. It's a cute read that upper elementary and middle school students are sure to identify with and enjoy!"
- Heatherly Whiteside, Educator at Tuscaloosa Academy
"Another tale in the tradition of farcical school novels that allow imaginations to soar.... The events are far-fetched, but not detached from reality, and the bright cover will draw even reluctant readers."
- Jaclyn McLean, Resource Links
"A very fun book to read."
- Terri Thomson, Librarian at Detroit Public Library, NetGalley Reviewer
"Through dialogue and humour, the author, Catherine Austen, keeps the action moving in a way that will engage both expert and reluctant readers... Funny, wise, fast-paced and engaging, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 offers plenty for young readers."
- Gillian O'Reilly National Reading Campaign
"Fast-paced with snappy dialogue, and sprinkled with liberal amounts of humour, 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 is sure to attract and engage both strong and reluctant readers. It may even sneak in a few valuable tips along the way."
- Tracey Schindler, Canadian Children's Book News
"If you buy only one book this summer, do yourself a favour and make it a book by Catherine Austen. Regardless of whether you're a young reader, a preteen, a young adult, or a full-fledged grown-up, this gem of a Quebec writer will be sure to take you on a magnificent literary ride."
- B.A. Markus, Montreal Review of Books
"Catherine Austen's 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 has well-timed humour throughout and is guaranteed to make readers laugh out loud. It also has some unexpected and delightful plot twists as well as a subtly delivered positive message for today's young people."
- Karen Rankin, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A hilarious story about a group of Canadian 6th grade boys and their school adventures . . . A truly fun read."
- Robyne Pinkerton, Librarian
"Absolutely adored this book. This is a great book for 6th graders and soon to be 6th graders. Such a great book, that is funny and quirky."
- Jenna Papaleo, Educator