" incandescent writing" - kirkus
I never thought I would become so emotionally involved ... I had to keep reading. In truth, it was the writing that blew me away. So many pages of this galley are now dog-eared—marking passages that I know I'll want to re-read.
BETH REYNOLDS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY GALLEY TALK
The first chapter alone is worth the price of the book and will be rubbed in our noses repeatedly as a model of how to grab a reader and write intelligently for teens. It made me green green green with envy and feel free to quote me on that.
SUE CORBETT, MIAMI HERALD BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Nelson's teen characters emerge as unique, fully realized people with ... emotional dimensions that distinguish them from familiar young-adult caricatures. Vivid, unnerving ... incandescent writing.
R.A. Nelson's work was selected a finalist for National Public Radio's list of the "Best Young Adult Fiction Ever Written." Nelson was chosen a Horn Book Newcomer, and his books have been nominated to the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults list and recognized by the Parents' Choice Awards, the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list, Booksense Kid Picks, the
Miami Herald Best Books of the Year, teenreads.com Best Books of the year, and others.Nelson is also published in Germany and Hungary. He lives with his family in Alabama and is a recipient of NASA's prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for "outstanding support provided to the Space Shuttle program." Teach Me has been optioned by Protagonist Films for a feature film.