What reviewers are saying about SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS...

Publishers Weekly
"Uncomfortable moments, unflinchingly conveyed, are gingerly balanced with a sense of humor. Crandell creates a maddening yet sympathetic character in Cricket, who is realistically slow to learn her lessons in compassion and human kindness."

[Cricket’s] growth is a reminder that acceptance of others is hard work, but good work, too.” 

Kirkus Reviews
 "...refreshingly unsaccharine..."  

Feathered Quill
"Crandell creates a wonderful and relatable protagonist with Cricket but even better than that, she surrounds her with equally relatable, flawed, and real characters...This book is an absolute winner!"