"The ideas in this book are intriguing but what really makes it work is the quality of the writing. McNaughton has a clear, strong, subtle style."
--Sarah Ellis, Quill & Quire
In The Secret Under My Skin, McNaughton has created a world as
richly detailed and fascinating as her historical fiction--and even more
thought-provoking. With its striking combination of social commentary, natural
history, science and poetry, Blay's story unfolds naturally, lingering with
--Margaret Poole, The Halifax Herald
A futuristic novel may seem like a departure for Janet McNaughton, best
known for her award-winning historical fiction, but throughout the story
she demonstrates how the future is intrinsically linked with the past. Blay
learns that what we call history depends a great deal on who is relating
it, and as she uncovers clues about her true identity, her dreams for the
future and feelings of self-worth grow."
--Hadley Dyer, Children's Book News
"The Secret Under My Skin is another absorbing and riveting novel
by award-winning author, Janet McNaughton. McNaughton skilfully combines
mystery, suspense, and a bit of romance along with strong characters and
rich language to make her latest work a powerful book that is very difficult
to put down. The Secret Under My Skin is highly recommend for both
public and school libraries."
--Holly Nguyen, Resource Links
"McNaughton writes of natural, amazing phenomena with clarity and intensity,
creating the vividness and fascination of dreams. This is an exciting and
unusual novel, in both its conceits and execution."
--Deirdre Baker, The Toronto Star
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