Reviews of the novel "Lyddie" are generally positive, though some reviews markedly differ from this trend. The book is widely read and often assigned in literature courses for young readers. On Goodreads.com, a popular site for reviewing books, the novel has received hundreds of reviews and thousands of ratings.
Many positive reviews describe deep connection with the main character, as well as a feeling of immersion in the story. Many say the historical setting of the novel is well-done and believable, as well as attentive to difficult realities of class and gender.
Reviews that give the book a lower rating tend to express a dislike for the genre of historical fiction altogether, and typically don't offer a solid or critical analysis of the specific aspects of the novel they disliked or why.