Pictures of Lily is wise and precise, cool and contemporary. You get to know about this girl, about the trials of adoption, about dub reggae and skunk weed. But mostly you get to know about the mysteries of belonging. The novel has a brilliantly inhabited female voice, and Matthew Yorke's new novel will surely be among the best of the year.
Yorke inhabits his teenage protagonist in a way that is utterly convincing.
Quite an achievement
Brilliantly depicting the angst-ridden mind of a teen in turmoil.
Convincing and moving.