“Each of the books has a distinct voice, reflecting the individual protagonist’s personality, yet they fit together perfectly, just like the friends themselves."
– Booklist on ALSO KNOWN AS ELVIS (and the whole Misfits series)
– San Francisco Chronicle on THE MISFITS
* “A fast, funny, tender story that will touch readers.”
– School Library Journal on THE MISFITS, starred review
“A timely, sensitive, laugh-out-loud must-read.”
– VOYA on THE MISFITS
*"The welcome return of the Gang of Five (though there are really only four) introduced in The Misfits. . . . This narrator is anything but an average Joe: he’s candid, memorable and—though he might find this hard to believe—totally charismatic.”
– Publishers Weekly on TOTALLY JOE, starred review
*"Howe has created a character that lives and breathes. . . . [There's] a sense of spending extra time with a favorite friend."
– Kirkus Reviews on TOTALLY JOE, starred review
*"Howe completely captures what it is like to be a 13-year-old girl–the ups and downs, the emotional tightrope, the push/pull between childhood and growing up, and the power of gossip and school cliques."
– School Library Journal on ADDIE ON THE INSIDE, starred review
*"Howe's artfully crafted lines show Addie's intelligence and wit. . . . Readers will empathize with Addie's anguish and admire her courage to keep fighting."
– Publishers Weekly on ADDIE ON THE INSIDE, starred review
"Skeezie’s story shares the series’ strengths. With its companions, it's a powerful affirmation of friendship, compassion and the right to be accepted for who we are."
– Kirkus Reviews on ALSO KNOWN AS ELVIS
"[A] thoughtful conclusion to the Misfits series . . . Howe shows uncanny understanding of adolescent concerns and vulnerabilities, painting a realistically complicated portrait of a boy's coming of age."
– Publishers Weekly on ALSO KNOWN AS ELVIS