The 11th Hour takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster from the opening page. The book is fluid and fast-paced as it cuts to the heart of what it means to be in love and yet to be lost. Told from alternating perspectives, the novel deepens our understanding of how terror slips like a thief into our ordinary lives. This riveting and dramatic read shows how we grapple with passion, freedom, fear and terrible, devastating choices.
Alice Kuipers, author of Me (and) Me and Life on the Refrigerator Door
A gripping page-turner. The 11th Hour plummets readers into a crucible of teen love, angst and attitude, untreated mental illness, and the misguided faith that love will conquer all. This challenging novel builds layer upon layer, ever increasing the stakes right up to its shattering end.
Alison Lohans, award-winning author of No Place for Kids and Picturing Alyssa
Paints a realistic picture of a person suffering from untreated mental illness … [A] suspenseful, realistic, and relatable read.
This novel presents important issues through effective and suspenseful narrative choices.
A tremendous, eloquently written cautionary tale … heartbreaking and thought-provoking.
Memoirs of a Bookwyrm
An honest and unflinching look at what it might be like to date someone suffering from untreated mental illness.
Scarrow’s novel captures the intensity of first love, and heightens that intensity by adding the impact of mental illness.
Canadian Children’s Book News (Canada), review, Summer 2018 issue
A dark and harrowing read that examines the wildly passionate, wholly tedious, naive and often terrifying consequences of teen love, told at a bristling pace with honesty and heart.