Katherine Holubitsky's first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot, (Orca Book Publishers), won the CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. She has also written Last Summer in Agatha, The Hippie House and The Mountain that Walked, all published by Orca. Katherine lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
"Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and always powerful." - Resource Links
"In this gentle and introspective look at the emotional overload of a teenage girl, younger readers will find themselves relating to and caring about the realistically drawn characters." - VOYA
"Deals with complex issues with great honesty; it ends with resolutions that answer our questions while leaving the door open for more possibilities. All in all, a wonderful book." - The Observer
"Holubitsky deftly captures the clumsy sulkiness that hides adolescent heartbreak." "This is a story that manages to avoid traps of obvious confessionality while still compellingly revealing the pain and labor of adjustment to loss." - Center for Children's Books
"Authentic and insightful." - Publisher's Weekly
"Full of sharp, funny observations and up-to-date references." "Holubitsky shows real talent for writing about the world of teens and the slow road to emotional healing." - KLIATT
"Holubitsky has successfully caught the nuances of adolescent life with its mercurial highs and lows." "Highly recommended." - Children's Literature
"This is a YA novel to watch come awards time." "The subject is dark, of course, but Holubitsky writes Pam's diary entries with a rollicking lightness 12- to 16-year-olds will relish." - The Georgia Staight
"A novel whose strength comes from the way in which it leads us to recognize the contemporary world of the teen herd while it applauds those who are determinedly their own people." - Edmonton Journal
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