"Molly Blaisdell captures Texas in all its heat, starkness, beauty, and softness. And she captures the mind and heart of a teenage girl like nobody else." ***** Author Conrad Wesselhoeft, GoodReads review.
"If you like your heroines quirky and awkward and your books with a whole lot of humor and heart, you should definitely check out Plumb Crazy."****kimberlyfaye reads
"This rollicking Texas yarn explores the dreams of one teenager eager to escape her small town life. Elva Presley Hicks considers Belling, Texas -- and particularly Belling High School -- a Hell. The only way she copes is because of her best friends, Shay and Margarett, with whom she writes classic Star Trek fan fiction. Writing, she believes, is her ticket out of town, but she also needs money. Thanks to her grandfather, she gets an under-the-table job as a plumber's helper, and soon she’s raking in enough dough to refill her grandmother's Zoloft prescription, buy a cell phone, keep the goat kids she loves from becoming goat meat, and even get a laptop. But money isn't everything: Elva also wants love, but when your choices are obese pig farmer Chase or Wyatt, the plumber with wandering hands, things don't look promising. Then Elva meets a boy named Mitch, who doesn't run when she mentions her fan fiction. What's a girl to do? … Elva's voice reflects her setting, and she's easy to root for..."
Publisher's Weekly via the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest of an unpublsihed version of PLUMB CRAZY
I was supposed to be doing homework and chores and other stuff that sucks, but decided to read this book instead. You never know what you're going to get when you buy a random book off amazon but this one is truly unique. This is one of those books that you read in one sitting and laugh your a** off the entire time. I'm glad I took a chance on it. =) *****Smiley, Amazon Reviews
"...totally hammered in the story line of young people who have to actually work for a living. I loved the side story of Elva's fan fic and how it seemed to pick up on a parallel to the characters of the story. " ***** Hairepotterfan, Amazon Reviews
"If you enjoy realistic, imperfect but trying-so-hard characters, and a lot of laughs with your angst, this book delivers!" *****Chris Eboch, Amazon Reviews