MMBT Review: The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff

Posted 28 May, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

MMBT Review: The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
Title: The Great Godden
Author: Meg Rosoff
Published by Candlewick Press
Date Published: 13 April, 2021
Pages: 256
Genres: Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Everyone talks about falling in love like it’s the most miraculous, life-changing thing in the world. Something happens, they say, and you know …That’s what happened when I met Kit Godden.I looked into his eyes and I knew.Only everyone else knew too. Everyone else felt exactly the same way.

This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, our watchful narrator sees everything, including many things they shouldn’t, as their brother and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. Enter two brothers – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating.

From Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of the iconic novel How I Live Now, comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale – a summer book that’s as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and The Greengage Summer.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Wow! What can I say about this one? I can tell you that it a definite must read! I am so glad that I got to read this novel from this amazingly talented author. Rosoff kept me up long into the night, turning page after page.

This coming of age novel is masterfully written and filled with characters that are true to life. The summer vacation, the family dynamics, the emotions….all of these things are chiseled and woven together in a beautiful, soul moving story.

Rosoff is a new to me author but this novel will not be my last one by her. She has moved me with her beautiful story, and created a forever fan out of me. This is a story that should not be missed by anyone. If you are going to the beach this summer, tuck this 4 star read into your bag and get read for a wonderful ride.

About Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in a suburb of Boston and moved to London in 1989. She spent fifteen years working in advertising before writing her first novel, How I Live Now, which has sold more than a million copies in thirty-six territories. It won the Guardian Children’s Prize and the Printz Award in the US and was made into a film. Her subsequent eight novels have been awarded or shortlisted for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. Her latest book is The Great Godden. Meg lives in London with her husband and two dogs.

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