The author has once again created a feisty character [in Now Is Not Too Late], bright and articulate, so that the narrative retains its conversational tone while remaining free of clichés. The elegantly crafted story offers palpable descriptions of setting and characters as well as wonderfully pungent and wise observations on the human condition.
Mary M. Burns, "'Now Is Not Too Late'," in The Horn Book Magazine (copyright © 1980, by The Horn Book, Inc., Boston), Vol. LVI, No. 3, June, 1980, p. 297.