A Season of Eden by Jennifer Laurens
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publication date: 2/28/2011
- Source: Won from Author
A Season of Eden is a peek into the lives of a teenage girl, Eden, and her new music teacher teacher. This is obviously a topic that is not discussed a lot as it is a very touchy subject but it happens all to often. No it is not usually taken to the lengths that this book describes but it certainly happens. I think what makes this book so believable is that there is only a 4 year age gap between the two and she is eighteen years old.
Eden is your typical spoiled rich girl as the book beginning. She is pretty shallow and her depth as a character is very superfical. It appears that she always gets her way and this situation is going to be no different. She wants to have a relationship with James Christian and that is just all there is to it. She takes this as far as following him and making sure that she ends up in the same place as her. I wish that there had a been a bit more background provided so that Eden had some depth to her. The story focuses on the two of them getting together but neither character seemed to have much depth. There is some growth and development but not as much as I would have liked.
I think that the book is well done and written with honest feelings and emotions. I enjoyed that this was a clean read, something that I have found lacking in the YA genre as a whole. I would feel confrontable recommending this book to a younger teen who could handle the book content. I do wish that there had been a stronger conclussion to the story. It was left very open ended but without any indication that there would be a follow up story.