Where We Have to Go is a sombre but playful saga of a nerdy girl's fight for herself and her family, and highlights Kirshner as a new novelist to watch. A very strong, original debut.”
The Globe and Mail

“[Lauren Kirshner is] fast emerging as one of Toronto's most talented new authors...”
The Toronto Star

“[Where We Have to Go] wins the reader over with a masterful comic touch and a canny distillation of the painful experience of growing up different…. Evocative and compelling….”
Quill & Quire

"An impressive debut from a gifted writer."