"Waldorf has written a unique story in which six very different young people are united in a common cause. Told with wit and humor, this fast-paced novel has character development that is extraordinary. Most young adults will easily identify with at least one person or theme. "
-- School Library Journal
"Tripping engages teen readers by effectively speaking to them while avoiding didactic lessons or moralistic endings. While the trip, itself, may seem extraordinary and beyond belief, Waldorf's novel shines due to her characters and their internal struggles as they approach maturity and begin their own self-exploration.
-- CM Magazine
"A satisfying, entertaining and engaging story. . . Teen readers will eagerly hitch a ride on this cross-country adventure."
"Rainey is written with sympathy but still as a character that is accountable for her actions. . . Students who enjoy reading about wilderness adventures as well as those who enjoy reading about overcoming difficulties, physical and emotional, would enjoy this novel.
-- Resource Links
"Tripping is a gut wrenching, inspirational and absolutely wonderful YA. The Writing is crisp and the main character is flawed, courageous. . . I really enjoyed this touching book."
"Tripping is a typical teenage angst book - touching on all the hot topics, i.e. alcoholism, divorce, abandonment, sex, drugs, teen pregnancy, with disabilities thrown in to boot. It is an easy read and may appeal to the reader who is looking for a diary type of book. The storyline was inventive and the characters were engaging. Tripping is definitely a teenage girl book and would serve well to be part of a series. The characters are likeable and believable while the plot is interesting enough to make the reader want to know what is happening next."
-- Pennsylvania School Library Association