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Eden Summer

Liz Flanagan


List Price: 18.99*
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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 that this is no ordinary day, because Jess's best friend, Eden, isn't at school . . . she's gone missing.Jess knows she must do everything in her power to find Eden. Before the unthinkable happens.So Jess decides to retrace the life-changing summer she and Eden have just spent together. But looking back means digging up all their buried secrets, and she soon begins to question everything she thought the summer had been about, and everything she thought she knew about her best friend . . .A tense and moving journey through friendship, loss, betrayal, and self-discovery, Eden Summer, will plunge its way into your heart and stay there forever.

Praise For Eden Summer

Advance Praise for Eden Summer:

"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, that hits home straight to the heart." --Melvin Burgess, Carnegie Medal-winning author of Smack

"Dazzing. Utterly gripping. Writing so fresh every chapter leaves you gasping for air and SO tautly plotted it hurts. If you're going to read one book about the true nature of friendship let it be EDEN SUMMER." --Brian Conaghan, Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of When Mr. Dog Bites

"A breathless read." --The Guardian (UK) Best New Children's Books

"Readers will . . . be hooked by this raw and emotional read." --The Sun (UK)

"A truly gripping plot is combined with beautiful, emotionally rich writing." --The Bookseller (UK) One to Watch pick

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

"The perfect fast-paced mysterious book to round off your vacation." --United by Pop

David Fickling Books, 9781338121209, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

About the Author

Eden Summer is Liz Flanagan's YA debut. Until recently, she ran Lumb Bank--the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre--supporting its famous writing courses. She previously worked as a commissioning editor in children's publishing. You can visit her online at