Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Garden Of Eve - K.L. Going

Michael L. Printz Honor Winner

The Garden of Eve  is a coming of age story that tells of a young girl who is a going through the painful loss of her mother.  Going is able to bring to life Evie's (main character) story.  It is an engaging story and I couldn't put it down.  In this book things are not always what they seem and the author does a good job of tying up loose ends.  One of the things that bothers me as a Christian is that K.L. Going makes it seem as if the creation story is a fairy tale.  Children 4th grade and up will enjoy this book.

POSITIVE As I mention before your child will not want to put this book down.  It is a complex story that does a good job of delving deep into the main character.  The story line is continuous and captivating.

EDUCATIONAL It is a well thought out story and there is good character development


  • Talk about how the character changes through the book
  • Teach your child how the Bible is also a historical book
  • Do a bible study on Adam and Eve and what they can learn from the story
As always any comments or suggestions are welcome!

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