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Goodreads Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this book – a quick and easy read covering a thought provoking topic with great character development.
Gina Nilsen

Oct 24, 2016 Gina Nilsen rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. The pacing was good and each character was well developed.
Angela Linn

Jun 27, 2016 Angela Linn rated it really liked it
True North is a fantastic, journal-like work of realistic fiction. The story of four teens and their families making their way through the ups and downs of life, coming to terms with past mistakes, and struggling with both a truth and a choice that could save the life of a young girl.
Each character gives their thoughts and points of view on different moments in the book. These glimpses are interesting, engaging, and touching.
For her first book Heather Krill wrote on a fascinating topic that not many people really talk about, in vitro fertilization. I look forward to reading her future books.

Jun 01, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
I always enjoy reading first books by an author and also books by local authors. This book covers both bases. It is a YA book and I thought it was very well written. The topic is certainly relevant for this day and age and is very thought provoking. I encourage my friends to read this book to give deserving support to this NH author.

Nov 27, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First novel by this author…well written…engaging. Enjoyed this young adult book in spite of being a senior citizen. Plan to purchase a copy for my teen-aged granddaughters. Book openly discusses life issues.

Nov 28, 2015 Allyson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I read this in one sitting! Although it was a very short book, it was a satisfying story whose concepts will be echoing into my consciousness frequently. I’m too tired to articulate much about the greatness of this book, but regardless, it was great!
Michelle Carrell

Mar 30, 2016 Michelle Carrell rated it really liked it

Shelves: won
Hit me right in the feels. Very emotional. DO NOT READ without a box of tissues on hand. Excellently written.


The Kirkus Indie Review reports:

English teacher Krill addresses engaging what-if questions about parenthood in her debut novella.

Elizabeth and Andrew conceive their children via in vitro fertilization due to a spinal cord injury that Andrew received as a teenager. After their two children, Michelle and Stephen, are born, the couple faces the decision of what to do with the 10 remaining, unused embryos. Elizabeth is eager to help other couples with fertility issues, but Andrew, due in part to his unspoken homophobia, has reservations about adoption; nonetheless, they make the embryos available to others, with the option to contact them in case of medical necessity. Nearly two decades later, fissures in Elizabeth and Andrew’s seemingly perfect family appear as Michelle and Stephen exhibit troublesome adolescent behavior. Meanwhile, a few hours away, teenage twins Brian and Caroline have good relationships with their lesbian mothers, but athlete Caroline is puzzled by recurring headaches and fatigue. Later, Stephen finds a letter from a social worker requesting permission to give the family’s contact information to the mothers of biological siblings that he never knew he had. Caroline’s health crisis, and the desire of Elizabeth, Michelle, and Stephen to assist her, forces the families to confront repressed issues; in the process, Andrew reveals long-kept secrets about his youth and how he acquired his injury. Beautifully told and deeply affecting, this novella personifies an ethical issue in very simple terms. It uses the alternating points of view of significant characters to give them depth, and each of them is engaging in his or her own ways. Only Jessie and Allison, Brian and Caroline’s mothers, are less well-developed. The depiction of Andrew’s complex feelings prevents him from being wholly unsympathetic. However, the meaning of the author’s repeated references to “old souls” may not be entirely clear to all readers.

An often involving story that memorably explores multiple social issues.