Because I wanted to see what the professionals think, I submitted my book, O.K. is Great, for a Kirkus Review. Apparently, this publication is a pretty big deal in the publishing industry. I was nervous to see what they would say, and I guess I shouldn’t have been. They were more than okay with O.K. Here’s my favorite two lines from their review.
“A spirited 12-year-old thinks he’ll never be anything but average until he recognizes his own gifts in this witty and wise novel for middle schoolers from a first-time author/illustrator.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This well-observed, funny book for middle schoolers scores high marks for the true-to-life observations, trials, and successes of its lively 12-year-old protagonist.” – Kirkus Reviews
Go ahead and read the full review here if you don’t believe me.
I love my book and think it is the greatest, but I can only shout into the wind so much. I understand that, but everyone that gives O.K. a chance seems to really enjoy it. On Goodreads and on Amazon, the reviews have all been very good. It’s averaging between 4.8 to 4.9 stars out of 5. My wife thinks that’s quite good, and she’s a math teacher, so it is statistically doing great too!
Here’s my sales pitch of the day. Take a chance on O.K. Get a copy today!