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Hachette Book Group (AU)
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The Divines Kindle Edition
|Length: 293 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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From the Publisher
Ellie Eaton is a freelance writer, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer Food Monthly, Jamie Oliver Magazine and Time Out. A graduate of the University of London's Creative Writing MFA, she was a Writer-In-Residence at an all-male prison in the UK and is a recipient of a Kerouac Fellowship. Born and raised in England, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
An emotional and gripping debut novel from an exciting British writer for fans of MY DARK VANESSA --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B08J78XMHV
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (18 February 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 642 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 52,353 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Intrigue and suspenseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2021
A story of intrigue and suspense. I look forward to reading the author's next book.
A guilty bingeReviewed in the United States on 25 January 2021
I gave four stars because I love boarding school novels. and Ellie Eaton is a talented writer. Her descriptions and dialogues were perfect, and she constructed a spot-on tone for the plot with every phrase. However, I honestly couldn't find a single character I liked except for Lena toward the end, and maybe Jürgen. The rest of the characters: Oy! Scene after scene of name-calling, bullying, smoking, terrible language, trashy behavior, lying and total lack of respect for the concept of education - not to mention nauseating descriptions of bodily functions --Enough! I was left feeling as if I'd eaten too much of something that wasn't particularly healthy. I admit that I did laugh out loud several times at the clever snark--I'm no prude. And again, I loved the writing. In closing, It was a guilty binge for me. I can’t say that I disliked the book. I will say that I wouldn't recommend it to my mother.
11 people found this helpful
Fascinating read about adolescence and the power of memoryReviewed in the United States on 11 February 2021
I couldn’t put this book down. The Divines opens with a mystery - something very bad has happened at the school of St John the Divine, something bad enough to shut the school down, but it isn’t until our narrator Josephine is on her honeymoon and passes by the remains of her school, that we see how much it has haunted her. Eaton perfectly captures the awkwardness and savagery of high school politics and forces her readers to question whether we can ever really escape our past. Ultimately it’s a fast read, with very cinematic storytelling, and will leave you thinking like only the best novels do.
3 people found this helpful
EhReviewed in the United States on 1 March 2021
Not bad, but I feel like the description of this book is a bit misleading. Wouldn’t call this a suspenseful read. At all. Also to call this an ~examination of sexuality~ is also a bit misleading. Again , not horrible- but also not great.
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GoodReviewed in the United States on 21 June 2021
Wealthy girls attending a prestigious boarding school in England. They have long held traditions- call themselves Divine, they chain smoke, flip their hair, and call each other by male names. They are funny and clever and brutally cruel as only teenagers can be. Josephine is newly married and a mother and cannot get her memories of being at St John of the Divine out of her head. Besides the brutal bullying there was one evening where there was an incident that has haunted her into adulthood. She is positive she has PTSD from her experiences there and tells her mother who is also a Divine. Her mother not only disregards her concerns pushes her to go to a reunion. She tries to face up to her memories only to realize some may be spot on and some may be distorted. I liked it- Reading about adolescent insecurities and bullying- is tough. So it was not the light and fun read that I expected it to be. 4 stars bc it was very well done- but not as enjoyable as I’d hoped.