by Courtney Sheinmel


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ISBN-13: 9781419716416
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,313,638
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Courtney Sheinmel is the author of My So-Called Family, Positively,Sincerely, All the Things You Are, and the Stella Batts series for young readers. Her books have received many awards and appeared on numerous recommended lists. She lives in New York City.

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Edgewater 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I’ve heard so much about this book but I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. I really fell for this one hard. I loved how the author had historical and current events added together throughout the pages; it pulled me deeper inside the novel and made lasting connections. The story flowed from the pages, the writing was soothing yet the story was not. There were struggles and hardships, loves and laughs and through it all it was Lorrie’s story and her desperation to save her family and herself, her relationship with Charlie and her deep and honest emotions that made this book spectacular to me. Lorrie was proud but not too proud to be human. She came from a line of rich blood but it hadn’t penetrated into who she really is. Lorrie just wanted to have a normal stable life, a life with family and friends that she could count on and be proud of. I became frustrated at how things were being handled in Lorrie’s world as she didn’t expect much from the people around her and as things came crashing downing, I couldn’t put the novel down, as her world became mine. It’s Lorrie’s senior year and like every year, Lorrie is spending her own trust fund monies to attend horse camp but this year, things are not going as planned. The school notifies Lorrie that her funds have not been deposited and after many attempts Lorrie will have to leave camp and return home. Frustrated and angry, Lorrie returns to Edgewood to find her sister and aunt in a mixed state of being. Things have changed since Lorrie left and Lorrie doesn’t know why. Lorrie attempts to find answers, it’s a struggle but she wants to have things go back to how they were. The house, Edgewater, was a legacy just like her family and they both are crumbling right before her eyes. The walls hold history and Lorrie’s trying to hold the walls together while she’s trying to hold her family together. It is amazing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A juicy page-turner with surprising depth. I loved this. Loved, loved, loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I mean reallyloved it. I found the main character so realistic and I just couldn't believe what she had to put up with and how she did it so well, plus super-cute boy. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So if u like horses and releationships this might be the one i loved it :)
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel is a realistic, fictional novel about seventeen-year-old Lorrie Hollander, who has lived in a filthy, decaying mansion with her mentally unstable aunt and her simple, innocent sister ever since her mother abandoned her. However, using the fortune her mom left her, Lorrie has constructed herself a lavish life, including a five-star equestrian camp, a luxurious beach country club, and a prestigious boarding school. She works tirelessly to pretend to be the ridiculously wealthy, perfect girl that she wishes she could be. However, when her money mysteriously disappears, Lorrie's fake life collapses around her; not only does she lose her luxuries, but her family can no longer afford even the necessities. To make matters worse, the minute Lorrie hits rock bottom, she falls in love with Charlie, undoubtedly the most affluent boy in town. While Lorrie struggles to keep her family afloat, she also tries desperately to conceal the truth from Charlie, who has a few secrets of his own. In the craziest summer of her life, Lorrie Hollander is forced to face reality and more importantly the dreaded, shocking truth. Edgewater is infused with numerous riveting plot twists, creating a fascinating and unique plot line that makes the novel quite a page-turner. Also, author Sheinmel has an extraordinary talent for developing emotion. Throughout the book, the reader strongly experiences excitement, anger, sadness, and relief along with the characters. As I read Edgewater, I often found myself drawn into its pages, wondering what I would do if I myself were Lorrie Hollander. Sheinmel's novel is definitely best for teens, as it features some mature language. Nevertheless, the book will also encourage readers to embrace themselves the way they are and never take anything for granted. I do not regret reading Edgewater, and I would absolutely suggest it as a quick and valuable read for all of my peers. review by Isabella T., age 14, Memphis Mensa
mom2o2272 More than 1 year ago
Had a very hard time staying with the book. Too dull until about 3/4 of the way through. really would not recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juicy, rich, page-turning novel. Loved this realistic character and surging plot and creepy house!