Eden Summer

Jess knows everything about her best friend, Eden.
Except why she is missing.

Time is running out for Jess to find Eden safe and well in this gripping YA thriller set in the rugged Yorkshire landscape. 

Published by: David Fickling Books

Date: 07 July 2016

HB ISBN: 978-1-910989-07-4

PB ISBN: 978-1-910989-08-1

'Gripping ... a thriller deeply embedded in the West Yorkshire landscape.' The Guardian


What’s it about?

Eden Summer is a thrilling YA novel, aimed at readers aged 12+. When Jess arrives at school that Friday morning, her world turns upside-down. Her best friend Eden has gone missing, and time is running out to find her safe and well. She joins Liam, Eden's boyfriend, on a fast-paced search to find her. But this means facing up to her dark past, and the secrets she has been trying to hide. 


The Bookseller described Eden Summer as having 'a truly gripping plot ... combined with beautiful, emotionally rich writing'.
Editor's Pick, The Bookseller. 

The Guardian review says, 'Gripping ... a thriller deeply embedded in the West Yorkshire landscape.'
Read the full review here. 



Teacher's notes for Eden Summer have been written by Radhiah Chowdhury of Scholastic Australia. Click here to download. Many thanks to Radhiah for these thoughtful and very thorough resources! 


I usually work with Years 8-10 using Eden Summer and prefer small groups for this age range.