“Moving and surprising... In Kawakami’s hands, bullying becomes a way to examine such concepts as power, status and the nature of evil. They’re natural concerns for her characters, who are at the age when for many people the unfairness of the world first becomes glaringly obvious and nearly unbearable. We grow up and learn to turn a lazy eye on cruelty and injustice, but Heaven brings them acutely into focus.”
Read the full review in the Tampa Bay Times.