CCBC Choices Best of Year, 2012, I'll Be Watching.
BC Book Prize Shortlist, 2012, I'll Be Watching.
... the story and images flow vividly and easily off the page.
- Toronto Public Library
Complex, nuanced and as substantial as any adult novel...Highly recommended.
- The Toronto Star
True to its genre, the novel awards happy endings all around, but the Loneys' journey from abandonment and crushing poverty into a promising future is fairly won.
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Girls who like stories about families, and who are strong readers would probably enjoy this book.
- Next Best Book
...it feels true...when the Loney children make their way out of the prairie town...their measure of hope is well earned and welcome.
- Horn Book Magazine
...riveting...a huge accomplishment.
- The Globe and Mail
What a powerful and memorable free verse novel this is!
- Sal's Fiction Addiction
Full of rich, believable characters, this emotionally taut story offers no simple solutions, only a window of hope.
Porter's free-form poetry is beautifully spare.
Rich in character, plot and setting detail, I'll Be Watching definitely merits more than one reading.
- CM Magazine
...a compelling tale of faith and courage in the face of suffering and evil...The writing is excellent, with characters and lessons that are likely to stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned.
- School Library Journal
- Kirkus Reviews