“Selene Castrovilla is a writer worth watching!” — Jacqueline Woodson, Young People’s Poet Laureate & National Book Award Winner for Brown Girl Dreaming

“This is an author to watch.”
— Diane Chen, School Library Journal “Practically Paradise” blog

“This is a writer to watch out for.” —Daniel Ehrenhaft, author, The Last Dog on Earth

“Selene managed to perfectly capture such a devastating and realistic topic and carry it through with a solid plot and deep characters. She kept my heart thumping one I got to the last couple of chapters. At one point I panicked wondering how the book would come to an end. Would I be able to prepare myself? Nope. The ending was power and I re-read about 3 times.”
–Patty (Bookish Wanderlove), Goodreads review of Melt

“I flew through this book–couldn’t put it down! It was intense, gritty, lyrical, romantic, hopeful and powerful at the same time. If you love the writing of Ellen Hopkins, you should give Melt a try because Castrovilla is one to watch.”
–Kimberly Sabatini, Goodreads Review

“I have nothing but good things to say about this author. Her writing style, the characters, the storyline, the perfect way the lives of these two young people were woven together, the way she wrote so eloquently about the tragic path these two people take. Raw emotion. Young love. Lessons learned. Words that are spoken that can never be taken back.”
–Debbie, Goodreads review of Melt