Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

Editorial reviews

The Guardian : Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy review – the children are missing (June 28, 2017)

All credit to Meloy’s glistening prose that every detail of this grisly scene is shudderingly convincing.

NPR : 2 Families Cruise Toward Catastrophe In 'Do Not Become Alarmed' (June 15, 2017)

Meloy is such a deft writer that she keeps the adventure plot whizzing along even as she deepens our sense of the characters and the unfamiliar culture they have to navigate.

Bookreporter : Do Not Become Alarmed (June 09, 2017)

You won’t want to take a cruise after reading DO NOT BECOME ALARMED.... Enjoy this scary trip vicariously.

The New York Times : Soft Children Confront a Hard World in Maile Meloy’s New Novel (June 06, 2017)

It’s an earnest and surprisingly generic children-in-jeopardy novel, one that makes few demands on us and doesn’t deliver much, either.

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