My Name is Layla, by Reyna Marder Gentin, is a realistic depiction of a dyslexic middle school student . . . What I LOVE about this book is the realistic way Marder Gentin has captured a teenager’s feelings when dealing with a learning difference. Readers experience the incredible emotions and thoughts that students cope with on a daily basis.

— Little Reading Coach, March 23, 2021

Looking for a book for a teenager with dyslexia – check out My Name is Layla by Reyna Marder Gentin. This recently published novel draws in the reader not just because of the dyslexia theme, which is dealt with very well, but also other themes such as an absent father, the importance of friendship, and of having strong people who look out for you.?

— Dyslexia Association of Ireland, March 2020

Reyna speaks to her audience. Her pared-down writing style effectively narrates Layla’s challenges, distress, and—at times rash—attempts to cope….The text could serve well for instruction, book clubs, and independent reading because of its high interest to adolescents and readability, but, most importantly, its message of hope.

— Kate Szegda, children’s book author and retired middle-school ELA teacher in Prose and the Pandemic.

Layla’s struggles at school and home are authentically depicted, and readers who face their own challenges will relate.

— School Library Journal

Hurray for Layla!  Warm and insightful, Call Me Layla speaks to the value of friendship, the need for caring teachers, and the power of family love—no matter how imperfect that family might be. Layla’s struggles will strike a chord with young readers who face their own challenges, and every reader will root for Layla, a girl who only needs a little help to recognize how special she really is.

— Diana Harmon Asher, author of Sidetracked.

I read My Name is Layla in one sitting, mainly because Layla grabbed my heart on the first page and wouldn’t let go. This story perfectly captures the complexity of one 8th grade girl’s life – a very real family dynamic, a perfectly drawn academic challenge and the intense nature of friendship. It’s that rare novel that is highly satisfying but leaves you hoping for more.

— Annabel Monaghan, author of A Girl Named Digit and Double Digit.

Reyna Gentin’s book realistically and inspirationally captures the emotions and teenagers with learning differences, from their quiet frustrations to their ultimate triumphs. A great read for young people who need to know there is a way forward!

— Clay Kaufman, leading educator in the field of language-based learning differences.

My Name is Layla is a refreshing look at life today for tweens or young teenagers that offers hope, even after poor choices. My Name Is Layla demonstrates that help can come from unexpected sources. It is a perfect book for anyone who wants to understand the pressures of eighth grade, and possibly even how to help some tweens or teens.

— Ann McCauley, Story Circle

A great story about family, friendship, and being strong enough to accept help.

— Kids Bookshelf, December 2020

In My Name is Layla, Reyna Marder Gentin has created and engaging, thoughtful story.

— Blue Nib Literary Magazine, December 2020

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My Name is Layla, by Reyna Marder Gentin, is a realistic depiction of a dyslexic middle school student . . . What I LOVE about this book is the realistic way Marder Gentin has captured a teenager’s feelings when dealing with a learning difference. Readers experience the incredible emotions and thoughts that students cope with on a daily basis.

— Little Reading Coach, March 23, 2021

Looking for a book for a teenager with dyslexia – check out My Name is Layla by Reyna Marder Gentin. This recently published novel draws in the reader not just because of the dyslexia theme, which is dealt with very well, but also other themes such as an absent father, the importance of friendship, and of having strong people who look out for you.?

— Dyslexia Association of Ireland, March 2020

Reyna speaks to her audience. Her pared-down writing style effectively narrates Layla’s challenges, distress, and—at times rash—attempts to cope….The text could serve well for instruction, book clubs, and independent reading because of its high interest to adolescents and readability, but, most importantly, its message of hope.

— Kate Szegda, children’s book author and retired middle-school ELA teacher in Prose and the Pandemic.

Layla’s struggles at school and home are authentically depicted, and readers who face their own challenges will relate.

— School Library Journal

Hurray for Layla!  Warm and insightful, Call Me Layla speaks to the value of friendship, the need for caring teachers, and the power of family love—no matter how imperfect that family might be. Layla’s struggles will strike a chord with young readers who face their own challenges, and every reader will root for Layla, a girl who only needs a little help to recognize how special she really is.

— Diana Harmon Asher, author of Sidetracked.

I read My Name is Layla in one sitting, mainly because Layla grabbed my heart on the first page and wouldn’t let go. This story perfectly captures the complexity of one 8th grade girl’s life – a very real family dynamic, a perfectly drawn academic challenge and the intense nature of friendship. It’s that rare novel that is highly satisfying but leaves you hoping for more.

— Annabel Monaghan, author of A Girl Named Digit and Double Digit.

Reyna Gentin’s book realistically and inspirationally captures the emotions and teenagers with learning differences, from their quiet frustrations to their ultimate triumphs. A great read for young people who need to know there is a way forward!

— Clay Kaufman, leading educator in the field of language-based learning differences.

My Name is Layla is a refreshing look at life today for tweens or young teenagers that offers hope, even after poor choices. My Name Is Layla demonstrates that help can come from unexpected sources. It is a perfect book for anyone who wants to understand the pressures of eighth grade, and possibly even how to help some tweens or teens.

— Ann McCauley, Story Circle

A great story about family, friendship, and being strong enough to accept help.

— Kids Bookshelf, December 2020

In My Name is Layla, Reyna Marder Gentin has created and engaging, thoughtful story.

— Blue Nib Literary Magazine, December 2020

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Reyna Marder Gentin writes compelling women’s fiction with just the right blend of romance. Both Are True is the moving story of two lovers at a crossroads, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be rooting on these perfectly flawed characters. Gentin captures the subtle nuances of relationships and what it means to open ourselves to others. Fans of legal thrillers will appreciate the courtroom drama, a testament to Gentin’s years practicing law, and I, for one, appreciated the quick wit throughout. I’m a fan. Brava, Reyna!

― Rochelle Weinstein, Bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends.

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Unreasonable Doubts by Reyna Gentin. A blend of drama, romance, and legal suspense, Gentin’s novel is engaging and fast-paced, immediately sweeping you into the tale … Will justice be served? You might guess the end, but you’ll definitely want to know how the author gets there, because nothing is as obvious as it seems.

― Dayton Jewish Observer, June 15, 2018

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Reyna Marder Gentin writes compelling women’s fiction with just the right blend of romance. Both Are True is the moving story of two lovers at a crossroads, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be rooting on these perfectly flawed characters. Gentin captures the subtle nuances of relationships and what it means to open ourselves to others. Fans of legal thrillers will appreciate the courtroom drama, a testament to Gentin’s years practicing law, and I, for one, appreciated the quick wit throughout. I’m a fan. Brava, Reyna!

― Rochelle Weinstein, Bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends.

 Click Here To Read More Reviews.

Unreasonable Doubts by Reyna Gentin. A blend of drama, romance, and legal suspense, Gentin’s novel is engaging and fast-paced, immediately sweeping you into the tale … Will justice be served? You might guess the end, but you’ll definitely want to know how the author gets there, because nothing is as obvious as it seems.

― Dayton Jewish Observer, June 15, 2018

Click Here To Read More Reviews.

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