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All about EDEN SUMMER

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Teacher's notes for EDEN SUMMER, written by Radhiah Chowdhury of Scholastic Australia. Click here to download. Many thanks to Radhiah for these thoughtful and very thorough resources!

Early praise for EDEN SUMMER:

“A breathless read”
Guardian’s ‘best new children’s books’ round-up

“Readers will be hooked by this raw and emotional read”
The Sun

“A truly gripping plot ... beautiful, emotionally rich writing.”
The Bookseller

“Flanagan has a real ability to write from the heart, frankly and honestly, in a way that teens will love.”
Book Trust

"A top notch contemporary read... The lush, lyrical quality of [Flanagan's] writing reminded me of Jandy Nelson”
The Bookbag 

"A powerful exploration of the extraordinary power of friendship, both truthful and intense. It's that rare and wonderful thing, a thriller of the heart, written from the heart, and it hits home straight to the heart."
Melvin Burgess

"Dazzling, gripping, leaves you gasping for air"
Brian Conaghan

“Very compelling”
Crime Review

“Liz Flanagan plays a blinder in this stunning debut ... a beautiful, heart-rending tale ... The rugged, awe-inspiring countryside of West Yorkshire plays a starring role in this tense, highly-charged journey through adolescent friendship, loss, betrayal, bullying, tragedy and self-discovery ... A powerful, gripping debut from a talented new author”
Lancashire Evening Post 

“A really outstanding debut”
Teens on Moon Lane

“The perfect fast-paced mysterious book to round off your vacation ... Think ‘Pretty Little Liars’, full of flashbacks, tension, and confusion in the best possible way."
United by Pop

"Bound to stick around in the back of your mind for months”
Sugarscape

Eden Summer spines

Blog reviews:

EDEN SUMMER was published on 7th July 2016 by David Fickling Books. Order your copy direct from the publisher here.

IT STARTS like any other day for Jess – get up, draw on eyeliner, cover up tattoos and head to school. But soon it’s clear this is no ordinary day, because Jess’s best friend Eden isn’t at school . . . she’s gone missing.
Jess knows she has to do everything in her power to try to find Eden before the unthinkable happens. So she decides to retrace the summer she and Eden have just spent together. But looking back means digging up all their buried secrets and she starts to question everything she thought Eden’s summer had been about . . .
A tense and thrilling journey through friendship, loss, betrayal and self-discovery...

News!

October 2016

Eden Summer has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! I'm so delighted that it's on this superb list, alongside so many of my favourite books of this year. Click here to see the full list.

Eden Summer blog tour!

Monday 11th July:

Weaving Pages: click here to read.

Tuesday 12th July:

Luna's Little Library: click here to read.

Wednesday 13th July:

YA Yeah Yeah. Click here to read and watch the film clip.

Thursday 14th July:

The Reader's Corner: click here to read and watch the film.

Friday 15th July:

Tales of Yesterday: click here to read the review and watch the film.

Saturday 16th July:

Daydreaming Star: click here to read and watch the film.

28th June 2016:

I was delighted that Eden Summer was included in the Guardian's children's books round-up last weekend. Thanks to Michelle Pauli for the lovely review which called the story 'gripping'. Read the full review here.

25th April 2016:

My first review is in! I was so delighted to see that Eden Summer was an Editor's Choice pick for July in last week's Bookseller.