Booklist, October 1, 2009
“…an irresistible biography-in-pictures rich in photographs of Earhart and a slew of intriguing documents. Wels’ brisk narrative hits all the main points and captures the spirit of Earhart.”
School Library Journal, October 20, 2009
“…an ideal choice for young adult collections…the engaging narrative hits all of the highpoints of her career, provides insight into her personal life, and reveals the many nuances of her character. … Clearly conveying Earhart’s zeal for life, this spellbinding book will grab teens from the first page and keep them reading to the very end.”
Allentown Books Examiner, October 29, 2009
"Not your usual biography, Wels combines not only Amelia Earhart's life story but also original documents, never-before-seen pictures, personal moments, and various artifacts being used to continue the search for her remains. Published to correspond with the movie release starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere, The Thrill of It celebrates Earhart's zest for life, her bravery, and everything that made her the icon that she has become."