The Great Godden

Meg Rosoff author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:10th Jun '21


Available for immediate dispatch.

The amazing Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now, makes a bravura return to YA fiction. Heady and timeless, this is a summer book that crystallises a moment of growing up.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD 2020SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARDS 2021 'Brilliant and impactful' - Pandora Sykes 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. Featuring a bonus essay from Meg Rosoff on her experiences of summer, this is THE unmissable book of the summer.From the author of How I Live Now, one of TIME magazine's 100 Best YA Books of All Time.

This smart and humorous novel is, from the first sentence, rapture to read * Sunday Times *
A sun-drenched coming-of-age story ... seductive and elegant. The heady nostalgia and sweet ache of first love and lost innocence recall classics such as Bonjour Tristesse * Observer, YA BOOK OF THE MONTH *
Rosoff brilliantly captures the loss of innocence on the cusp of adulthood in a dreamy, seductive coming-of-age story that echoes classics like I Capture the Castle * The Bookseller, Editor's Choice *
Brilliant ... 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 *
A wonderful, captivating writer * 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 *
A magical and utterly faultless voice * Mark Haddon *
The perfect read for an afternoon by the sea * NetGalley user *
An irresistible summer read * NetGalley reviewer *
I genuinely couldn’t put it down * NetGalley reviewer *
Sophisticated, seductive and smoothly readable, this is a summer story par excellence, and a coming-of-age tale for all times * LoveReading4Kids *
A wonderful, escapist coming of age novel * Suffolk Magazine *
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 * Novel of the Week, Sunday Telegraph *
A touching coming-of-age novel that is perfect for summertime * Sunday Express S Magazine *
A dreamy, atmospheric tale about love, sibling rivalry and family secrets * Irish Independent *
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 * Daily Mail *
Astute and alluring ... totally absorbing. Rosoff perfectly captures the endlessness of summer, and the prickling uneasiness of desire when it's tangled up in hope * Press Association *
Marvellous – a classic, summery, coming-of-age story about the confusion of adolescent lust * Daily Telegraph *
Full of lies, lust, manipulation and the agony of being young * Daily Mail *
Rosoff’s dazzling, timeless novel is a delight * Independent *
This mesmerising coming-of-age tale will have you hooked * Take a Break Magazine *
This dreamy novel ... charms and seduces effortlessly. Just like those long, hot, lazy summers of your childhood, by the end of it, you'll want to start all over again ***** * Heat Magazine *

ISBN: 9781526618535

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 228g

272 pages