Months ago, I submitted Vallar to a site that reviews books and all the reviewers are teenagers. It's called Flamingnet.com. They are an Amazon associate, which means if they sell a book through their site they get a small percentage, but they donate the money to libraries. So they're not a commercial site.
Since Ian Connors is 16 years old in Vallar, I decided to submit to them because it could be considered a young adult book. The funny thing is that when I wrote Vallar I used simpler language on purpose because it's told from the viewpoint of a 16 year old. I had one crit partner who would flog me if I used too big of words saying "A 16 year old doesn't think like that" However from this review, it makes me wonder if I could have been much more complicated. Kids these days are so smart and they also notice everything...as you will see if you read the review I got from one smart kid.
Vallar review at Flamingnet.
At least he or she wants a sequel. That pretty much tells me he liked it.
So here you go fellow writers. It takes awhile, but you can get a review here. In case you're wondering, they don't post the reviews to Amazon. However, it's fun and it's for a good cause.
In other news: I won the Grumpy Bulldog's blog fest last Friday. Wee! Thank you Bulldog. Just for you, I found this picture. Bulldogs can and do run after all.