The first, from Big Sky Journal:
“… puts the reader in Riker’s well-worn shoes. Her story … has an authentic and moving voice … meticulous research and matter-of-fact reporting … a compelling read … each chapter deals with the minute details of a day of survival. Flights of fancy are few, and the immediacy of her peril grabs the reader on every page.”
—Erin H. Turner, Big Sky Journal
(Click here for the full review: http://bigskyjournal.com/books/books-reading-west-2)
The next, from Outside Bozeman:
For fans of … Gary Paulsen, Michael Punke, and Jack London…. a fantastic tale of adventure for young and old readers alike. Mayo tells a brutal coming-of-age story … made me feel as if I was there with Janette, in her sorrow and fear, and I could not stop reading until I reached the end. Mayo brings us into Janette’s amazing tale of survival and her pursuit of hope. Stranded is a fluid and charismatic anecdote, the tale of a hardship that hopefully no one will have to willingly endure.
—Emma Nord, Outside Bozeman
(Click here for the full review: http://outsidebozeman.com/lifestyle/inside-bozeman/books-music/kick-your-feet)