"A chilling exploration of the life, motivations and strategies of a young American suicide bomber." --Kirkus (starred)
"...as unpredictable as the bomb strapped to the chest of the girl at its center..." --Publishers Weekly (starred)
Woolston’s resistance to standard redemption tropes is courageous..." --Booklist
BLACK HELICOPTERSis that quite remarkable event: a pace-perfect, pitch-perfect thriller that is exquisitely written and deeply thought provoking.
—Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution, a Boston Globe—Horn Book Award winner
This novelwrapped its icy hand around my heart and dragged me in. Admirably restrained, peculiarly fluent, and scary as hell, I read BLACK HELICOPTERS straight through and immediately told everybody I knew about it.
—Ron Koertge, author of Lies, Knives, and Girlsin Red Dresses
The tension doesn't let up for a minute in this startling, terrifying story. It pulls you along like a rampaging river, then sucks you under.
—Ellen Wittlinger, author of Hard Love, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Blythe Woolston is a master of the unexpected. In BLACK HELICOPTERS, Woolston has given us part gripping literary mystery and part heart-racing psychological thriller. Suspenseful, dark and touching this is another winner.” —A.S. King, Printz Honor author of Everybody Sees the Ants and Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Reader reactions the Best Books for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session in Chicago, ALA 2013—take a look!