The Great Godden (Hardback)Meg Rosoff (author)
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Filled with the heat and illicit passion of long summer days, The Great Godden is a shimmering coming-of-age tale from the trailblazing Young Adult author.
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2020
This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer - the summer when everything changes.
In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter the Goddens - irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there's a serpent in this paradise - and the consequences will be devastating.
From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale - a summer book that's as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and I Capture the Castle but as sharp and fresh as Normal People.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'This smart and humorous novel is, from the first sentence, rapture to read. Each paragraph is crafted with a joke, insight or observation that makes you eager for more' - The Sunday Times
'A brilliant short book for someone looking for a thoughtful, impactful summer read... It sounds like it's going to be the quintessential holiday romance but it's so much more than that' - Pandora Sykes, The High Low Podcast
'... far too good to be monopolised by the teenage market. My advice: buy it for the young person in your life and then sneak off with it yourself' - The Times
'A wonderful, captivating writer' - The Daily Telegraph
'Meg Rosoff has the gift of being able to talk to the reader with a directness that goes like an arrow to the heart' - The Times
'No one writes the way Rosoff does - as if she's thrown away the rules. I love her fizzy honesty, her pluck, her way of untangling emotion through words' - The Daily Telegraph
'It is only occasionally that a writer comes along with a voice so stridently pure and direct and funny that you simply can't question it - you tumble willingly into its thrall' - Julie Myerson, The Guardian
'A wonderfully original voice' - The New Statesman
'A magical and utterly faultless voice' - Mark Haddon
'Searingly well written, her books read like Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy' - The Times
'Like Ephron, Rosoff has a lightness of touch, and is also a clever comic writer: her dialogue is sharp, her characters keenly observed and ruthlessly well realised' - The Sunday Times
'A classic summer, coming-of-age story, wonderfully done... Its hazy nostalgia tempered by a winning self-awareness, The Great Godden is a joyful, generous read' - The Sunday Telegraph
'A touching coming-of-age novel that is perfect for summertime' - The Sunday Express S Magazine
'A dreamy, atmospheric tale about love, sibling rivalry and family secrets' - The Irish Independent
'As a coming of age story, it hits all the right notes when tackling frustrations, loneliness and sexuality during a turbulent time' - Magic Radio Book Club
'This brilliant, witty, very modern novel is the perfect summer coming of-age read... A perfectly-pitched look at adolescent loss of innocence, it balances dark manipulation with sharp humour' - The Daily Mail
'A study of narcissism, eternal adolescence and those indelible first loves' - The Times
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