Friday, August 28, 2009

Book Review - Garden of Eve by K.L. Going

Title: Garden of Eve
Written by: K. L. Going
Hardback: 232 pages
Ages: 8 to 12
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-15-205986-6
Publication: September 2007

Evie and her mom had a very special relationship where they were able to bring their imaginations into the world of magic through bedtime stories. Evie longs for the days before her mother became ill, but it is not to be when her mother dies. In hopes of a new start Evie and her father move to Beaumont, New York where Evie takes a journey into a fairy tale of her own.

At first the dismal apple orchard that her father purchased is too dreary for Evie and to top it off it’s next door to a cemetery. The events that occur after Evie meets a boy that looks just like a local boy that died, the curse of the farm and the girl that vanished, and the gift of a single seed are nothing less than spectacular.

Her father has always been a scientific man and that if there is no explanation than it cannot be real.

“Evie,” he said at last, “you know I’m a realist. I always have been. I trust what I see with my eyes, and it’s hard to believe anything you’ve told me is true…” “But I can tell you this, I’m not going to make the same mistake again. If you need a seed to find Adam and bring him home, then, by God, we’re going to find a seed.”

Through her journey Evie’s father begins to BELIEVE in the unexpected and unexplainable.

K.L. Going immerses you in the heart and soul of Evie from the start and you’ll feel the beat of your heart in your head with every word you read. Kudos to K.L. Going for this wonderful heartfelt novel!

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  1. Nice review. This sounds like a book I could enjoy.

  2. Hi Tara: Thanks for checking out my review. It's a terrific book, one I believe relunctant boy readers would enjoy.


  3. Oh wow. This really does sound good, even for a mother of a one-time reluctant boy reader (who now plans to be a writer).

  4. I'm so glad you reviewed this book, Donna. I've wanted to read it ever since it came out. Thanks for the reminder. I've read K. L.'s other books and enjoyed them. Must pick this one up.


  5. Sheila:

    Thanks for stopping by. It's funny how many writers were once reluctant readers.


    Thanks for your interest too. It's a must read, you'll love it.



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