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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  • Destinee Sutton
    Jul 15, 2019
    This is basically like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for kids. As a grown-up, I really don't need to read another story about a supposed utopia that is actually *gasp* a dystopia. But, of course, to most child readers this will not come off as a tired trope. "Too good to be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Zoe
    Jun 10, 2019
    A sweet story proving that fresh starts are maybe not as important as struggling a bit through the messy stuff. The last third of the book was stronger than the rest. ...
  • 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...
  • Kristen Unger
    Jun 02, 2019
    My kind of book, through and through. ...
  • 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, ...
  • Sandy Brehl
    May 08, 2019
    This book takes on the mammoth task of engaging younger readers with empathetic and complex characters while juggling topics involving grief, isolation, loneliness, and the struggles and costs of feel "happy". There are parallels to Lois Lowry's THE GIVER, but this feels less mythical ...
  • Kari
    Feb 14, 2019
    ?Love has a lot to do with imperfections.? It was interesting to read this just after reading Coyote Sunrise - I don?t want to say too much but they both deal with escaping grief in different ways. This one was much stronger to me. It reminded me a bit of City of Ember (in a good...
  • 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. ...
  • Hannah
    Jun 22, 2019
    I'm a sucker for the genre of "darkness hidden under a too-perfect exterior" stories, so this was right up my alley. It's like Pleasantville with a touch of Eternal Sunshine, in a kid-accessible package. I loved the themes of embracing imperfections and the painful things in life as a ...
  • 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...
  • Mindi
    May 17, 2019
    R: "Did I hear you sniffling? Was that because of the book?" Me: *more sniffling* "yes." As I was reading, I just kept thinking "wow, this author has lived through these things she's writing about. She just straight up gets it." ...
  • 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! ...
  • Bunni
    Jul 09, 2019
    Like a 3.8* The concept reminded me of Shyamalan's movie The Village...wherein the Dad reveals that a bunch of people got together to create their own utopia because they were victims of violent crimes, so they isolated themselves and made their own rules and went to a simpler way o...
  • Leonard Kim
    Apr 27, 2019
    I am not sure the metaphor works?that wanting to forget can be equated with social conformance. Camazotz and Orphan Island and the Community in The Giver are similar setups and yet all ?meant? different things, so I guess that?s a quibble too?the distinctive American attitude...
  • Miss Kelly
    May 29, 2019
    Baby's First Dystopian ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shella
    May 11, 2019
    I really was intrigued and enjoyed this book- refreshingly different. It's story is very different from The a Giver- but has the same theme. Is it worth having a bland boring life to ensure you have no hurt, struggle and heartache? For much of the book- the reader does not know what th...
  • Kate Willis
    May 01, 2019
    I love this book for its intriguing cover and review by Rebecca Stead. Its truth about family and sisters and sorrow, and its truth about family and sisters growing apart because of sorrow. (Dad?s sighs were particularly accurate.) Its portrayal of an easy world perfect for a f...
  • 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 ...
  • Laura C.
    May 26, 2019
    I really liked the concept/idea of this book, and thought that it handled the mature topics it covered very well, all the while maintaining its childish nature and youthful innocence. The idea of an Eventown where everyone is the same and has no risks or fears was a theme I had seen ...
  • Yuna
    May 22, 2019
    I like parts of this a lot. I think Elodee is a relatable character and readers will be able to identify with her, especially when it comes to sibling closeness/rivalry, whether you're a twin or not. I liked Veena a lot and wish we'd gotten a bit more of her. But, the slow pace and...