" I really didn't like this, which disappoints me a lot. For the most part, I love the Spenser books. Unfortunately, I don't think Parker's writing has translated well for the YA set. This is, literally, a YA Spenser, and it's all the boring parts of a regular Spenser novel (the lovey-dovey self examination and some wine), with very little of the cool stuff. It was interesting learning about his family, but it was too perfect, too Walden, too MUCH. Anyway, I'm just glad I finished. "
— Kathleen, 1/27/2014