The world tilted for Elodee this year, and now it?s impossible for her to be the same as she was before. Not when her feelings have such a strong grip on her heart. Not when she and her twin sister, Naomi, seem to be drifting apart. So when Elodee?s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might just fix everything. Indeed, life in Eventown is comforting and exc The world tilted for Elodee this year, and now it?s impossible for her to be the same as she was before. Not when...

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  • Kristy
    Feb 24, 2019
    A stunning, perfect book. Five well deserved, tear stained stars. I can?t say too much without spoiling its secrets but you should know that it will definitely make you remember all of the things you?ve experienced/experience in life both wonderful and traumatic. So trigger warning...
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Apr 13, 2019
    When Naomi and Elodee move to Eventown, they definitely notice that things change. Elodee notices more than Naomi. Everything is the same. Some things aren't allowed. No one is mean about it because everyone is happy all the time. But somehow Elodee's desire to make things differently,...
  • Laura Gardner
    Dec 26, 2018
    Thank you to author @coreyannhaydu for sharing this book with @kidlitexchange; it comes out 2/12/19 . ? ? ?????/5 for this wonderful book that nearly broke my heart. If you like books that explore family loss, please read this book. . ? ? I love love love ...
  • Betsy
    Jan 05, 2019
    Every year various dictionaries and encyclopedias try to determine what the Word of the Year is, and every year they make some pretty good choices. Here?s one that I don?t think they?ve done yet, but that?s been on a lot of minds anyway: Discomfort. There?s been a lot of talk...
  • Monica Edinger
    Feb 17, 2019
    My New York Times' review here. ...
  • Abbey
    Mar 10, 2019
    Just finished Eventown by Corey Anne Haydu. Wow. That one took it out of me. I spent the last 50+ pages either teary-eyed, sniffling, or full-on sobbing. Haydu goes deep into real-life, life-shattering issues that so many other Middle Grade authors tend to gloss over. I applaud it. ...
  • Terri
    Mar 10, 2019
    Corey Ann Haydu?s Eventown left me unsettled. The first 65% of the book left me with a strong feeling of The Stepford Wives revisited for a child audience! I felt like she didn?t give me enough explanation of the ?How? of Eventown to let me suspend disbelief. But Haydu does kno...
  • Tasha
    Feb 04, 2019
    Elodee?s family faced a tragedy this year and had trouble recovering from it. Elodee is always angry and her twin sister, Naomi, is getting quieter. Given those circumstances, moving to Eventown seemed like the best plan. The family had vacationed in Eventown and had great memories o...
  • Kathryn
    Mar 20, 2019
    I'm not a huge elementary reader, but I absolutely LOVED Corey Haydu's EVENTOWN. It starts as a typical upper elementary read, so its hidden depths prove all the more profound. Tragedy devastates our main character Elodee?s family, so when Elodee?s mom gets a new job; moving s...
  • Richie Partington
    Mar 13, 2019
    Richie?s Picks: EVENTOWN by Corey Ann Haydu, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, February 2019, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-06-268980-1 "Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport?the thrill of victory?and the agony of defeat?the human drama of athletic competition?Th...
  • Chance Lee
    Feb 13, 2019
    With a blurb from Rebecca Stead, Eventown was a highly anticipated book for me. However, I found it too slow-paced for its climax, which hinges on a reveal of information that is only hidden because of narrative manipulation. Eventown is narrated by Elodee, a sixth-grader who bakes...
  • LauraW
    Mar 12, 2019
    I found this a bit heavy-handed with the forgetting thing - alluded to too many times. But that was the point, so I guess it was necessary. I am not sure why I ended up reading two identical-twin books one after the other (The Lost Girl), but I did. This one, I could actually tell the ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 09, 2018
    Haydu, Corey Ann. Eventown February 12th 2019 by HC/Katherine Tegen Books Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central Elodee's family is struggling for reasons that aren't clear, and she and her twin sister Naomi are not getting along. When their mother gets a job in Eventown, ...
  • Josephine
    Mar 19, 2019
    Elodee and Naomi are twins and the two embrace their twinness. Living in the quiet little town of Juniper not everything is perfect. When Elodee?s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might fix everything. It?s weird because everything they take with them fits in a ...
  • Kirsten
    Feb 16, 2019
    Oh, my heart! What an amazing, touching book! ...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 27, 2019
    This book was so magical and beautiful and sad. But it was also full of hope. I loved it. ...
  • Marie
    Mar 20, 2019
    I love to be shocked by middle grade. Good shock, bad shock, I don't really care because the entire genre has just gotten too cookie-cutter for me. Eventown definitely breaks that mold without becoming a book that middle graders won't recognize. As an adult, I think I read it as more c...
  • Kate Waggoner
    Mar 09, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the @KidLitExchange network and the publisher for the advance copy of this book. Eventown is a gorgeously written novel about love, loss, and the power of stories. Everything changed for eleven-year-old Elodee and her family this past year and...
  • Ann
    Feb 24, 2019
    An excellent meditation on the theme of emotions, how all emotions are tangled together, so that if we get rid of memories of one emotion - sadness, anger, etc- then we're getting rid of memories of other emotions at the same time, since you can have a memory that is bittersweet, both ...
  • Missy
    Mar 11, 2019
    My experience with reading Eventown was (dare I say it) uneven. The premise of the book is compelling: how can imperfect humans create for themselves a perfect world? It seems the suppressing feelings, memories, choices is the answer in Eventown. Sure, you can still have ice cream....
  • Leigh Ann
    Apr 01, 2019
    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The concept fascinated me and I wished that Eventown had been explored more, been given more dystopian elements. However, as a book on grief, the connections (disconnections) between twins, and the importance of not stuffing down one's emotions this...
  • Darla
    Jan 25, 2019
    Eventown seems like the perfect place to live until you take a closer look. Many of the components were eerie reminders of books like "The Giver." They sing the same song in music class every time; all the gymnasts do the very same routine flawlessly, the recipes provided in their kitc...
  • Anita Eti
    Jul 17, 2018
    I received an ARC of this book for an honest review Before reading this book, I was not familiar with the author or her past work but I thoroughly enjoyed this. This book is a heartwarming tale of grief that will appeal to readers of all ages regardless of your experiences in life. ...
  • Michelle
    Feb 26, 2019
    3.5 stars for Eventown. One of the themes of Eventown is that life is messy. Well, so are my feelings about this book. There are a variety of situations in this book that could lead to some important discussions, which is great. However, I am not sure all of my fifth grade students are...
  • B
    Mar 05, 2019
    You know there is something weird in the story, but not sure what. As a reader you know that the town is weird and that the family is moving away from something. Good story. I can see this showing up on awards lists. ...
  • Sarah Wyatt
    Feb 22, 2019
    This book was SO good and SO sad! ...
  • Claire
    Feb 24, 2019
    Literary fiction for the middle-grade set! This book surprised and delighted me. The central metaphor is powerful and the main character's journey was very compelling. This book is marketed towards ages 8-12 but I think it would also connect well with high school aged readers who could...
  • Ericka
    Mar 23, 2019
    BEAUTIFUL BOOK! I could not put it down. ...
  • Misti
    Mar 25, 2019
    If you could escape grief by giving up your memories, would you? Something terrible happened to Elodee?s family, and now her parents have decided to move to Eventown for a fresh start. Elodee and her twin sister Naomi are initially excited about the things they remember from a visit ...
  • Mandy Stallard
    Jul 06, 2018
    I am a huge fan of The Someday Suitcase by Corey Ann Haydu, so I was thrilled that she shared an ARC of her newest book, Eventown, with #BookPosse. This middle-grade novel will publish in February 2019, so you will have to wait a while to get your hands on it, but I promise it will be ...