"Haunting and deeply affecting, this take on Anne Frank's iconic story will be one readers won't easily forget."         -BOOKLIST 

"A noteworthy and highly recommended introduction to a difficult and significant topic."                      -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Beautifully written, magnificently illustrated."  -SAN DIEGO JEWISH WORLD

"Writing with quiet lyricism, Gottesfeld portrays the tree as never understanding why the family has to stay inside, or the forces that swept them away, which makes it a poinant surrogate for readers who themselves coming to grips with what happened to Anne and all the Jews who perished in the Holocaust."   -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"An energetic and idealistic teen romance."     -THE BULLETIN

"Would make a fine one-two punch with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" in a high school classroom."    -KIRKUS