"Mayka's kindness and steady loyalty, her friends' animated and varied personalities, and some downright brilliant problem-solving will carve themselves into readers' memories. Thoughtful, colorful, strengthening, and understatedly tender."
-- Kirkus (Starred Review)
* * *
"Featuring a richly diverse cast, vividly imagined worldbuilding, and passionate storytelling, Durst's middle grade fantasy is a feast for the senses."
-- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
* * *
"An elegantly crafted tale that manages to feel wholly original and comfortingly classic at the same time, with a vibrant world, wonderful characters, and a perfectly-paced plot. I have no doubt every reader will have Mayka's story carved into their hearts by the end."
-- Shannon Messenger, New York Times best-selling author of the Keeper of Lost Cities series
* * *
"A wonderful book about finding your strength and telling your own story. Mayka, the stone girl, is everything I love in a heroine: brave, loyal, and clever!"
-- Tui T. Sutherland, New York Times best-selling author of the Wings of Fire series
Read additional reviews.
Download hi-res cover art by Brandon Dorman.
Also Available as an Audiobook:
The Stone Girl's Story
written by Sarah Beth Durst
narrated by Jill Frutkin
available now from
Return to Books page.