"Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou with her Cement
forest vividly shows what is really offered by such
artificial paradises where several unscrupulous traffickers
try to lure their unsuspecting victims. And it opens children's
eyes to the danger that lurks. Knowledge protects".
Vito Angelopoulou, E KATHIMERINI newspaper - 25 June 1981
"An eloquent text that refers, through the licit
means of literature, to the threat the youth face today.
A book we should make sure that many children will read
EFTHINI magazine - September 1981
"Firmly worked-out, the whole novel offers us
pages of quality that reveal knowledge of the teenage
soul maze, of today people's psychism, an excellent
writer, a forceful criterion of appreciation."
Ioannis G. Theoharis, Principal of Senior High School,
PROINA NEA newspaper, Ioannina - 28 March 1981
"It's from those books you can't stop reading
them unless you reach their end. A book that is biting,
revealing, daring on the issue."
PROINOS LOGOS newspaper, Trikala - 19 Nov 1981
"Such books enlighten, support and balance the
modern child who experiences the inconsistency and dangers
of our era. And it is such books that found the faith
that contemporary Children's Literature is able to play
a more active role in our children's lives."
The bibliophile, NEI KERI newspaper, Karditsa - 19 Nov 1981
"In that forest, it is friendship, affection,
humour, sadness, optimism that wander, held by an author
who knows how to narrate stories to children."
Eleni Pampouki, TO RODI magazine - no 53, June 1982
"A book that does not only undertakes an issue
alarmingly up-to-date but is also written in an interesting
way. The reading of a book like this in the classroom
will create a fruitful dialogue and will make children
TO SCHOLIO KAI TO SPITI, no 3/1983
"The author, having knowledge of the teenage soul,
offers us a sensational novel based on the old time-tested
tale that functions warningly. She gives us a book that
should be read by all children of 10 years old and above
as well as by all the teenagers of our days."
Nikos Katikos, MAHI newspaper, Karditsa - 1 May 1985
"The well-established author handles, in that
novel, an up-to-date and burning problem: drugs. Having
an original plot with a tale that its evolution is interesting
and especially with no signs of didacticism and slogans,
she has already paved the way that other authors should
follow as well..."
Antonis Delonis, DIAVAZO magazine - 17 Jul 1985
"It is with mastery that the author works out
her tale. With no didacticism, the novel progresses
full of interest and findings, holding the young but
also the mature reader's interest unabated up to the
Galatia Soureli, DIADROMES magazine, Autumn 1986, no1
"It is from the sensational plotting of the story
that warnings and valuable messages spring for today's
child and teenager given through the licit means of
art. For this book is, first of all, a complete novel
that takes up its place among the select works of literature
for children and teenagers of today."
GNOSI KAI GNOMI - Magazine of the Scientists' Association
of Karditsa Prefecture - Vol. 4, 1986
"With great sensitivity and care, this novel touches
on the burning problem of drugs. The author, having
enough spice of humour but also being well versed in
the world of drugs, its people, the way of approaching
the young and their devastating results, she presents,
through an original plot, a danger of our days. Deeply
knowing adolescence, she appeals to all of the feelings
that youth meet as well as the thoughts and speculations
that bother them."
PILOTOS magazine. Thessaloniki - 26 Jan-8 Feb 1995