Tuesday, September 29, 2009
No wonder Ben Sáenz is so happy! His book Last Night I Sang to the Monster has received two starred reviews--
One from Publisher's Weekly: "...Offering insight into addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, Sáenz’s (He Forgot to Say Goodbye) artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten. Ages 14–up." PW, September 28, 2009
And the other from School Library Journal: "...Sáenz weaves together Zach’s past, present, and changing disposition toward his future with stylistic grace and emotional insight. This is a powerful and edifying look into both a tortured psyche and the methods by which it can be healed." SLJ, September 15, 2009.
To read the complete reviews as well as see all other reviews, please visit Ben's page at the Cinco Puntos website.