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Eden

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"I wait for my heart to slow and then I begin the game of 'what ifs' and 'if onlys'. What if I could turn back time? Would Eden still stand? Would Bea still be alive?" After her cousin Bea is killed in a house fire, Evie returns to her childhood home of Eden, full of guilt for what might have been. She is not the only one seeking redemption. Bea's boyfriend, Penn, arrives ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 3rd 2014 by Walker Books (first published June 19th 2014)
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Maja Åkerlund
Sep 30, 2016 Maja Åkerlund rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book, beautifully written. A "Need To Read".
Lucy Coats
There's a hint of Du Maurier's Manderley about Eden, something about that feeling of loss and longing which the book draws you into right from the first page. Set in the Cornwall of the late 1980's, it absolutely captures the ineffable summer 'feeling' of Cornwall, which those who know and love it will recognise and respond to immediately. Those who don't have a treat in store. Nadin's writing is incredibly cinematic, and I could see every scene, every page, unrolling before my mind's eye as I ...more
Georgie
Jan 01, 2015 Georgie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fic
'Eden' tells the story of two cousins, Bea and Evie. It's the summer of 1988, and 17 year old Evie has recently returned to their childhood home of Eden, in Cornwall, following Bea's death in a fire in her London lodgings where she was attending uni. As children, Evie and Bea were very close, and Evie idolized Bea. But as Bea got older, she became more interested in her love of acting and local boys than hanging out with her younger cousin. Then Bea betrayed Evie in a way she still hasn't ...more
Gretel
Feb 26, 2015 Gretel rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-thrillers
I can't help but feel let down by Joanna Nadin's newest novel Eden. In my teens, I completely devoured Nadin's Rachel Riley series. Perhaps it is unfair of me to compare that series to Nadin's standalone teen novels. While I didn't find anything wrong with the language used, I in fact really like Nadin's descriptive language used in this novel, I couldn't warm to any of the characters. The characters have more money than sense. I know the characters are teenagers and are not as mature as adults, ...more
Sally Flint
Aug 20, 2015 Sally Flint rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-reads
I spent the first hundred or so pages of this feeling sure it would be forgotten the second I had finished it. That's not to say it's not well written, but as a regular teen, romance, family type book, I've read a lot of similar things - but then ... just towards the end it got really exciting. Without doing the whole spoiler thing, it turned into a positive thriller and was well worth the build up. Definitely a solid addition to any Secondary library.
Christi Poulsom
Aug 22, 2014 Christi Poulsom rated it did not like it
initially enjoyed it, but got very boring. The characters didn't seem real, and so I didn't care about them. Once I was half way through I just flicked to the end. To be fair I didn't realise it was aimed at teenagers rather than adults.
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Joanna Nadin is an English author of juvenile fiction best known for the Rachel Riley series of teenage novels Based on Nadin's own childhood, the series follows the comedic narration of a 13-year-old girl.

Nadin has also written several books of juvenile fiction. These include two books for the Oxford University Press "Project X" series designed to encourage boys to read.

Nadin previously worked as
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