A Kirkus Review for SandPeople

Hi, everyone! Are you doing anything for holidays?

Kirkus Book Reviews released one for SandPeople this week. SandPeople’s main character is 12 years old, which qualifies this book as both middle-grade and YA reading categories. I’ve put the review except here if you’d like to read it:

Title Information:


An Across Time Mystery

Cheryl Kerr
Chanter Press (222 pp.)
$9.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-9883560-2-3
$2.99 e-book, ISBN: 978-0-9883560-3-0
Published August 24, 2020

KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW, excerpt, November 30, 2020…

In her debut YA novel, Kerr offers fine character development via a resilient heroine who responds with growing maturity to daunting adjustments. Adults, too, are capable of growth; the childless Aunt Meg admits honestly that she also needs to change. Lea’s curiosity, intelligence, and hard work as she researches musty archives, joins a dig, and more, are admirable and engaging—a model readers can follow. Another plus is how the search’s practical details and the satisfactions of discovery become as absorbing as the ghost story.

A sensitive coming-of-age tale that shows the rewards of intellectual and personal growth.


Thank you for reading. This book was written about dealing with things we cannot change and have to find a way through. The COVID onset was the reason as I watched the parents and children last spring. If you read SandPeople, I hope you will enjoy the story of being strong in its pages.