"Heathfield paints convincing portraits of an extremely naïve girl and of a cult from the inside. . . . An absorbing treatment of an ever interesting subject."
"Seed will hold readers' attention as the story's mood slowly changes and the work builds to an ultimately stunning conclusion."
School Library Journal
"[P]earl grows throughout in a realistic way, offering a look at what it's like to live with no knowledge of the outside world. . . . Interested readers will certainly be seeking out the sequel."