FOR THE LOVE OF VENICE
1998 Delacorte (pb 2000)
New York Public Library Best Books
Highlights Free Library of Philadelphia
Boxed review BOOKLIST
Renaissance Learning recommended list
in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
... writing is strong and sure... story is nicely laced with romance ...
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
... paints Venice with loving detail that is a gift to the senses... Offers a unique slant on contemporary politics and perspectives couched in exotic romance
2004 Greenwillow (pb 2005) (Kindle 2012)
Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee
in Spanish (2005 Destino. Barcelona. HACIA EL NORTE ISBN 84-08-05765-0)
in German (2006 Carl Hanser Verlag NACH NORDEN ISBN 3-446-20645-0)
audiocassette with Recorded Books (ISBN 1-4025-9927-7)
selections read on Vermont Public Radio in spring, 2005
...Idyllic, yet with an authentic feel... [takes] readers on a journey they won't forget soon.
... fascinating [journey], organically incorporating a wealth of detail about the Arctic and its human and non-human inhabitants.
2013 Amazon (pb, ebook, CD 2013)
The teen's turmoil over a disease that is literally only skin-deep is poignant, and given respectful treatment by Napoli; readers will empathize with Sep's feelings, fears, and actions.
...Napoli has created a direct, internal, intelligent, not always likable but thoroughly sympathetic hero... Those searching for skin-centered self-acceptance reads would do well to start here...
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: ...teens will relate to her feelings of betrayal toward her body. Napoli captures the stresses of adolescence in a fresh, believable way. Readers will watch Sept grow from an angry and at times selfish girl into a strong and confident woman... This is truly a novel about personal growth and the power of loving and believing in yourself.