Praise and Reviews for First Time

"Captures the emotions and feelings of sixteen year old girls perfectly...a very good addition to the young adult genre."
— Sukee's Book Bites - September 1, 2008

"Tilly uses Haley's story as a way of discussing sexual abuse...The dialogue between Haley and her best indicative of what teens deal with on a daily basis."
— VOYA - October 1, 2008

"Truly excellent tale...the voice and persona of Haley capture what is so worth cherishing in an adolescent."
Resource Links - October 1, 2008

"A lightning-quick read that...will likely provoke some discussion among young people about how to handle difficult situations."
KLIATT - November 1, 2008

"First Time illustrates a dangerous situation in which Haley learns to regret ignoring her instincts...Recommended."
— CM Magazine - November 7, 2008

"Tilly has written in an immediate, sometimes raw manner."
— Times Colonist - November 1, 2008

"Tilly accomplishes her goal of getting into a teenager's head in 100 short pages, and the novel is riveting."
— Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee - January 1, 2009

"A fast-paced, intense novel that is sure to keep you guessing and turning its pages...definitely worth a read."
— - February 11, 2009

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