"What a big-hearted story, told with
affection and humor. I loved spending time with Matthew and his family and with Dinah, the girl who looks in from outside.
Like Dinah, young readers will find a place of welcome and comfort, a true sanctuary, in the pages of this book. Like Matthew,
they'll discover something important about friendship and independence."
--Helen Frost, Printz
Honor Award-winning author of Keesha's House
"Skillful writing allows readers to experience Mattthew's struggle with Life questions, his own beliefs,
his emoational growth, and his actions to help Dinah...this story will continue to be with the reader the reader long after."
--Susan Shaver, Library Media Connection (Nov/Dec 2010), Starred Review
"This is a wonderful book.
Any writer wanting to create a work of fiction that is appealing and spiritually fulfilling for teens or young adults would
do well to read this before embarking on their journey... Ms.
Gray created a story for and about teens that is rich in spirituality and has absolutely no need for sex or profanity. This
is the type of book a librarian loves to pull off the shelf and hand to a teen reader looking for something that is a fun
read with a healthy message. I look forward to more work by this author."
--John R. Clark, TCM Reviews
quiet, sweet book about friendship is a rare jewel."
--Lyn Seippel, Bookloons.com
"SUMMER SANCTUARY is a beautifully written tale that should appeal to all ages. Laurie Gray captures the heart
of what it is to be young and her characters reflect that joy."
Wiley, Book Illuminations
(This book deserves special mention because its impact is so great that it
moves readers long after the book has been put aside. This special mention is RARE.)
innocent and sharply realistic look at the world of teens dealing with life."
--Morgan Chilson, FreshFiction.com
"Summer Sanctuary exudes a strong voice for the two central characters . . . they learn
what it means to measure a person's worth not based on circumstances, but on the will to survive. Gray has captured the essence
of what it means to be a young teen--wanting to grow as an individual while needing the security of a home and loving family.
Summer Sanctuary can help guide teens through the difficult transition between childhood and becoming adults."
--Kayleen Reusser, author
of Taylor Swift--a Blue Banner Biography
is the perfect story for a child who is advancing into longer stories, but that still need easier language....the theme and
language are both suitable for those around 9 to 12 years old."
--Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews
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