Everyon 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.
From the incomparable Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now, comes a heady and timeless, intimate and earth-shattering wonder.
One dreamy summer, in a holiday house by the sea, two families fill hot days with food and wine, swimming and games, plans for a wedding and plans for future.
Enter the Godden brothers - irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit, and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there's a serpent in paradise - and the consequences will be devastating.
Profound and memorable, told through the eyes of a watchful narrator whose gender is never revealed, The Great Godden is a summer classic in the making, crystallising the exact moment at which innocence is lost. The Great Godden will sit alongside Bonjour Tristesse, The Greengage Summer, We were Liars, and I Capture the Castle as an essential coming of age read.
"The Great Godden arose from the memory of one childhood summer that seemed to last for years and that - only in retrospect - announced that childhood was over." Meg Rosoff.
Meg Rosoff is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Michael J Printz Award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and the coveted Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She 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 over one million copies in thirty-six territories. Meg has written six young adult novels, Jonathan Unleashed for adults, and a middel-grade series about a rescue dog called McTavish, who rescues a chaotic family. Meg lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.
The Great Godden
Author: Meg Rosoff
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Brilliant, Meg Rosoff really captures the essence of young teenage passion.