“Escape from Eden” by Elisa Nader

“Hurry, hurry, children.” I always think of that phrase whenever I see Kool-Aid because it reminds me of the horrible story of the Jonestown massacre where Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, convinced 900+ people to commit suicide via cyanide poisoning.  Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader is a YA story that eerily echoes Jonestown and the perils of cults.

Mia Ricci is a teen girl living in Edenton, a religious commune sequestered in the Amazon jungle. She begs her mom to let her return home to America, but it’s no use. Mia feels like she’s trapped in Edenton forever until a new convert joins the group. Gabriel is a teenager from New York City and he has big plans to help Mia escape. But can they leave their families behind?

Escape From Eden is a chilling read that poses deep questions about the true cost for devotion.

Say hello! What do you like to read?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s