Booklist: This is one smart goth caper....Selzer brings the living and the not-dead-full-time to vivid and crackling life...(he) writes girls as well as straight, gay, and dead boys with evenhanded credibility and plenty of sass. (see full review).
And a couple of notable blog reviews:
Voracious YAppetite: Just as addicting as the song that inspired its name...funny, engaging, heartbreaking, and memorable.
Kinderscares: Very funny, very clever, and unexpectedly sweet.
Meanwhile, the Florida press says Mark Twain would have loved The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History.