[A] gritty, highly engaging, realistic mystery that captures the harsh realities of homeless teens in crisis. This plot-driven novel with well-drawn characters will pull readers into a devastating tale of intrigue and redemption.
Safe Harbour is beautifully constructed and written…All told it’s a dramatic coming of age story about reconciling the dark secrets of the past and facing an uncertain future.
Quill & Quire
A unique and educational read that presents a new look at homelessness and mental illness.
School Library Journal
Kilbourne draws a careful and convincing picture of the shelters and squats occupied by the city’s homeless youth
Globe and Mail
Safe Harbour is one of those must-reads, a story that promises not to be forgotten, even after the novel has been put down.
Safe Harbour is a page-turner...The upbeat neat ending to the plot makes Safe Harbour an accessible, life-affirming read while still drawing attention to homelessness and mental illness. The people are well-drawn by Kilbourne who uses engaging passages to illustrate the characters’ behaviours and actions. Kilbourne excels at describing the shelters and hangouts of the homeless. Kilbourne’s realistic drama will be a welcome addition to public and school libraries alike. Highly Recommended.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials