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Part coming-of-age recovery story, part comedic mystery, Edentown follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Salinger, who uncovers a secret that will alter her life forever. Confronting paraplegia and finding solace in the Internet, she will never trust another human being again. One year later, quirky private detective “Hawk” Hawking is hired to find a girl who may become a ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published November 16th 2012 by edmistories (first published November 11th 2012)
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Jamie
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
This sinuous jaunt of an enigmatic novel turned out to be quite interesting in the end. Clever in premise and intricate in execution, it maintains its mystery right up until the giant twist at the end. And, a few stumbles in prose alongside a bit of early cliched language for the private detective aside, it reads quite smoothly as well. After the characters and dilemma are established, it clips right along and keeps you involved. It's an interesting read.

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Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this book through goodreads. I was a First Read Winner of this book. This book really moved me. It wasn't at all really what I had expected. It had a wonderful dialog and very well thought out charters. It is a touching coming of age story. Dealing with having to live with a handicap, following an accident, and loss of a loved one. There was also the mystery of a possible killer on the loose. This is a wonderful book and I would recommend this book to anyone to read. This story will ...more
Jill
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Samantha Salinger buries herself in an alternative computer world to avoid the reality of a new school where her classmates torment her for being a paraplegic riding the special education bus. It doesn't help that her father caught her by a motel skipping school and was killed as he was driving her back to class. Along the way, her life becomes threatened and it is the responsibility of "Hawk" Hawking, private detective, to save her before the world ends for both of them.

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Conny
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I was a First Read Winner of this book and I have to say it really moved me. It was not quite what I expected, somehow when I initially read the back of the book I thought it would be more of a murder mystery. But what I found instead was a very touching coming of age story that dealt with the burden of having to live with a handicap, following a bad accident, and the loss of a loved one. Not to mention the mystery of a possible killer on the loose. It had a witty dialog and I loved all the ...more
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D.J. Edmiston is the author of Fantasticademy (upper MG fantasy) and Edentown (YA coming-of-age mystery.) He has also been an actor, director, and writer of nine produced plays, six of which that have won or placed in national contests. He resides in Idaho with his wife and two young daughters.
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