By Ellie Marney
Really enjoyed this young adult contemporary novel. The story is set in a regular Australian country town where nothing exciting or new happens. Bo Mitchell has lived in the town all of his life and knows everyone and everything about the town. Excitement is in the air when new girl Rory enrolls at school. Rory lives in a secretive community or cult, known as Garden of Eden, everyone at Garden of Eden are segregated and have little contact with the outside world. During Rory's first day at school, Bo is protective of Rory, knowing how difficult it is to fit into the close-knit friendship groups at a country school.
As their friendships develops, Bo has an argument with his father and leaves - he begins to spend time at Garden of Eden. Bo is not drawn into the philosophy or strict nature of the cult; however, Bo likes the people and is amazed by all the chores and tasks Rory has to achieve before she even starts on her schoolwork or private time. As the story develops events slip out of control and Bo becomes concerned for Rory's wellbeing, and at the same time, concerned about his own family.
Want to meet Ellie Marney?
She is coming to the library as part of a panel discussion: Pathways to Publication on Wednesday 13 June 2018
REVIEWER: Who Am I?
I work at the Whittlesea branch.
I read a wide variety of genres.
I am passionate about early literacy and young adult literature.
I love delivering storytimes.
If I didn't work in the library, I'm sure i'd be a MOVIE STAR!
I love restoring my 1973 Ford XA GT Coupe!