"Challenger Deep tackles mental illness in a graceful manner. Intertwining fiction and harsh realities, helping articulate the protagonist’s anguish while also keeping him relatable, the author ties anecdotes from his son’s life into the novel’s narrative."
"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a beautifully written fantasy-adventure children's novel inspired by Chinese folklore. It holds a timeless quality with its themes of friendship and deep courage."
"Westover’s family was Mormon and located in rural Idaho — so different from my Chinese, atheist, immigrant parents, and yet, so similar through their attitudes towards education. It's a comprehensive and emotional story, exploring the opposing pulls of family and Westover's yearning for education."