Kirkus review of IS IT OVER?
Over the course of this book, Brehl presents a story that may help readers whose experiences mirror the characters' - particularly those in military families with members who struggle with PTSD. In the illustrations, Ivan, the stuffed elephant, is delightfully drawn with a heart on his body; his eyes widen with surprise at a loud crash, as if he's a living creature. Interestingly, Risa's father is depicted in Hirsch's work as having a prosthetic leg, which is never directly addressed in the text - an effective narrative choice. Lavender shading is intriguingly used to indicate fear.
'An often engaging work that may help to allay fears of readers young and old. - Kirkus reviews