Quotes from reviews:
WALL STREET JOURNAL, July 20-21, 2013
"Readers...will come away with a heightened sympathy for non-combatants caught up in the course of violent change."
KIRKUS, June 1, 2013
"... Frost deftly tells the tale through each boy’s voice, employing distinct verse patterns to distinguish them yet imbuing both characters with the same degree of openness and introspection needed to tackle the hard issues of ethnocentrism and unbridled violence.
Sensitive and smart: a poetic vista for historical insight as well as cultural awareness." (Verse novel. 10-14) STARRED
"... Frost... has written, with artful economy, another affecting novel in verse...While acknowledging the uncertainties, misunderstandings, and occasional animosities of war, Frost also celebrates the relationship of both the Miami people and the Americans with the land and with each other. Explanatory notes and a glossary of Miami words are appended to this lovely evocation of a frontier America and the timelessness of friendship." STARRED
— Michael Cart
HORN BOOK, July/August, 2013
"Poignant and beautifully fashioned, this is a story that resonates far beyond the events it recounts." Joanne Rudge Long
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Gr 5–7 "... The verse is succinct, yet beautiful, and the story is rich in historical and natural details. Fans of frontier and survival stories will find much to love within these pages." Jill Heritage Maza, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
"...Lyrical poems about salt, a traded commodity necessary to both cultures, are interspersed: “Tears come from earth and sky,/ from words moving through us./ We taste them as they fall,/ leaving salt streaks on our faces.” Author notes and a glossary of Miami words conclude a very personal account of history that offers much for discussion."Ages 10–14.
"SALT is a remarkable novel."
"... an important novel for students to read and consider as they are learning about the War of 1812 in their social studies classes. The perspective of the boys helps bring personal meaning to a period of history that can be hard for students to grasp."—Charla Hollingsworth