Meg Rosoff - The Great Godden
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards Best Children's Book of the Year 2020! The amazing Meg Rosoff, winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Printz Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, an Alex Award and the coveted Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, makes a bravura return to YA fiction! 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, 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 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.