While [Now is not too late] is a complex novel that revolves around an assortment of personalities and situations, it is to the author's credit that the complexity does not overwhelm the essential story or bury the main character in a sea of faces. Cathy comes across as a very real and substantial figure whose hopes and fears are as vivid to the reader as they are to herself. As usual, Holland writes with compassion and a sensitive understanding of human nature and its idiosyncrasies.
Marilyn Kaye, "Children's Books: 'Now Is Not Too Late'," in Booklist (reprinted by permission of the American Library Association; copyright © 1980 by the American Library Association), Vol. 76, No. 9, January 1, 1980, p. 667.