Sometimes people say nice things about me. Here’s a sampling.
Praise for Bang:
A Selection of the Junior Library Guild!
- An Amazon Pick for Best YA Novel of Spring 2017!
- The New York Times: “Lyga captures the heartbreak of Sebastian’s situation with sensitivity and compassion, exploring how a life can be unfairly defined by just one action, how it’s tragically easy to ignore humanity in favor of a headline, and just what communication, love and sharing the truth can do, especially when it comes to forgiving oneself.”
- Entertainment Weekly: “Affecting, and unfortunately timely, Bang is a read that’s worth your inevitable heartbreak.”
Praise for Boy Toy:
- The New York Times: “…takes one of the more uncomfortable themes of young adult literature…and pushes it past the genre’s farthest boundaries. This is an upsetting, intense, intricately drawn portrait.”
- VOYA: “Lyga again skillfully captures the turbulent world of high school…. Kudos for another incredible read.” (starred review)
- Kirkus: “Deftly weaving together a painful confession and ambiguous ending, Lyga’s dynamic writing style creates an emotionally wrenching and haunting tale.” (starred review)
Praise for I Hunt Killers:
- VOYA: “Lyga brilliantly combines the feel of a true crime story with mystery, adventure, and psychoanalysis in this intense story of a different kind of family bond.” (starred review)
- Publishers Weekly: ” a taut, gory tale that can easily stand on its own as an adult thriller, with a large group of suspects and plenty of red herrings.” (starred review)
Praise for The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl:
- USAToday: “While comic fans will appreciate references to Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Moore and the like, others will be transfixed by Lyga’s deadpan yet heartfelt tale of romance and ambition. The book is an entertaining read no matter what age you are, especially if you’re a fan of sarcastic high-school tales and/or comic-book references.”
- Booklist: “…sharply authentic…” (starred review)
- Newsday: “Here is a novel that contains both the hopeful resilience of childhood and the shadow of despair. It takes graphic novels seriously as an art form and gives no easy answers. What a find.”