* "This delightful story highlights a warm, comforting, realistic son-father relationship... A charmer about finding self-confidence and one's place in a family."—Kirkus Reviews
"There's a lot to this story, which champions maker culture, charting one's own path, and changing gender roles."—Publishers Weekly
"Brashares's wise, warm tale delivers a lesson about individuality, belonging, and progress without resorting to preachiness."—The Horn Book
Praise for Being Edie is Hard Today:
* "Her mother's love that reminds her that being Edie is more than just all right."
---Booklist, starred review
"This book will serve as a reminder to adult readers harried by kid antics that the comparatively small problems of youth should still be treated with kindness and empathy."
---School Library Connection
"Edie's plight is identifiable to anyone who's ever been bullied or who sometimes finds everyday life a bit of a struggle."
"An interesting and subtle story about feelings and anxiety."
---School Library Journal