"Ellis''s first collection of short stories for YAs exhibits the
same fine writing quality that readers have come to expect from
her. As occurs in the majority of her books, Ellis addresses a
social concern, this time drugs and addictions, but she does so
without engaging in any preaching or making of overt value
judgements. Instead, she just lets readers draw their own
conclusions from the stories'' happenings.
-- "CM Magazine"
""Lunch with Lenin," is a powerful and skillfully executed
collection of short stories about the impact of drugs, alcohol, and
addiction on the lives of young people. . . This collection is
guaranteed to provoke discussion and debate among those who do read
it, particularly at the junior high and early high school level,
and is likely to attract teachers looking for accessible and
interesting classroom reading."
-- "Quill & Quire"
"The stories themselves are uniformly readable, and their
subject is undeniably timely and urgently important."