WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Maybe I Will is an essential purchase for libraries with young adults requesting books like 13
Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin, A Child Called It, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Stop
Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones."
~Diane Kelly of PracticallyParadise.org
"In Maybe I Will, Laurie
Gray writes about important topics that teens need to talk about, including sexual assault, friendship, and alcoholism
or self-destructive behaviors that result from trauma. Maybe I Will may help some teens know they're
~Cheryl Rainfield, award-winning author of Scars, Hunted, and Stained
"A careful treatment of a difficult topic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"Gray (Summer Sanctuary) draws from her professional experience with teens in this fast-moving and emotional
Laurie Gray, did a fantastic job of building the characters in Maybe I Will. Sandy in particular is amazing in the
fact that Sandy could either be a boy or a girl depending on who is reading the book."
“Author Laurie Gray has years of experience as a deputy prosecuting attorney for crimes against children.
Her handing of the subject is eye-opening, in that for once it makes a reader realize what happens to Sandy isn’t about
sex, only violence.”
~ Gabrielle Bondi, TheYoungFolks.com
"[Her] experience and her talent as a writer enabled
Gray to craft characters whose emotions, motivations, and reactions seem realistic and utterly believable. I would definitely
recommend Maybe I Will for high school age readers...."
~Ross Brand, TheTrades.com
how such a violent act can affect the young victim: brewing deep emotional turmoil and inducing dramatic, often negative,
changes in behavior and relationships. As in real life, the story's ending isn't tied up in a pretty bow..."
~Susan VanHecke, AuthorLink.com
"Maybe I Will is a freaking awesome book about real
teen struggles that really engages readers and allows them to connect with characters. Sandy faces a sexual assault and is
too scared to admit it to anyone and instead keeps it locked inside which leads to drinking to take away the pain. But there
~YALSA teen reveiwer--Five stars and a Top Ten Reads recommendation
a fantastic story that stirs reader emotions and shares a meaningful story. I would recommend it to teenagers who enjoy realistic
fiction and books like Speak.
~Student review, LitPick.com
"A great book about personal empowerment.”
~ Christina Lewis, KidsBookShelf.com