"On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013
Grace is looking forward to spending her summer weekends at horse shows riding new and spirited horse Sprite to the medal podium. But things don't always go as planned. It seems that her summer is ruined when Sprite is sold by the riding stable to a new owner. But then other opportunities present themselves--Grace is now going to live her dream. She will be spending all summer working with horses in her new job helping the trainers at the stables. With handsome new coworker Matt and a fragile, damaged mare that needs extra special care, Grace's summer seems perfect. She can't hide from the truth though--the eating disorder that she is starting to acknowledge but not truly understand is rearing its ugly head and threatens to derail everything. Will she be able to heal herself along with the horses she is caring for?
""Objects in Mirror" is well-written and compelling. Robins deals knowledgeably and sensitively with both horses and eating disorders. Grace's first-person voice is convincing, helping readers understand anorexia from the inside. She is a likeable character with believable flaws and strengths, not just a representative anorexic girl. Her journal entries are particularly effective. The narrative never feels didactic, and Grace's recovery is neither facile nor pat.
"Horse lovers will get their fill of everything to do with horse care, training and riding. The setting is vividly rendered, and the horses are each individual characters. The human characters are generally well rounded, though Matt might be a bit too perfect. The Matt-Grace romance is nicely developed, however, and Robins writes a great kissing scene.
""Objects in Mirror" will appeal to anyone who likes horses and anyone who likes realistic drama with a bit of romance. It's an excellent choice for a novel about anorexia, because it's not a story about an issue; it's just a great story."
Highly Recommended. **** / 4
-- "CM Magazine"