"This book is agony and ecstasy, and never have I read such a human and accessible account of World War I. Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Hilary McKay’s radiant characters touch my heart like real people, friends and loved ones I know well. Possibly the finest writer of our time.”
– Elizabeth Wein, New York Times-bestelling author of Code Name Verity and The Pearl Thief
"I thoroughly loved Love to Everyone. The story is at once intimate and sweeping, with Clarry the shining heart of it all.”
– Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The War That Saved My Life
"I LOVED Love to Everyone. Hilary McKay is a genius. It’s the best children’s book I’ve read this year.”
– Katherine Rundell, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author of Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
* "McKay manages a near-miraculous balance of light and joyous touch with sometimes serious and even heartbreaking material."
– BCCB, STARRED REVIEW
* "Though love, pain, and loss shape this emotionally resonant story of coming of age in turbulent times, the ending is quietly hopeful and wholly satisfying."
– Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"Hilary McKay is a genius. This beautiful book is so many things simultaneously: complex and subtle, beautiful and raw, timely and timeless. I never wanted it to end."
– Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, William A. Morris Award finalist author of The Smell of Other People's Houses
“I laughed, I cried and I wanted all the characters to be my best friend.” —Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock and Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice
“Hilary McKay’s novel is about love as much as war: the effect on children of being deprived of it and the beneficial results on adults of its persistence. McKay is incapable of writing an uninteresting character or a dull scene... I loved it.”
– Mary Hoffman, New York Times-bestselling author of Stravaganza and Amazing Grace