- Raelee May Carpenter / Amazon.com
An anti-Holden CaulfieldEdna is quirky, snarky, selfish, melodramatic, and…kind…I think she's my new hero....
- Gail M Cook / Amazon.com Review
A beautiful love story.This is a beautiful love story. I highly recommend reading this especially if you love the desert....
- Tina Chan / Amazon.com Review
The thing that clinched Edna in the Desert a 5 star review was Edna's voice.
It was totally believable--Maddy captured all the drama and thought processing of a young teen...
- Kasey Heinly / Amazon.com Review
A sweet, fun read.Lederman creates a memorable cast of characters, each unique and fascinating...
- Kerry Weeks / Amazon.com Review
This one is going to be a classic.
“Edna in the Desert” was a wonderful trip back to my adolescence, a spiritual journey that was refreshing...
- Joy / Amazon.com Review
I recommend this book to all - not just the YA group.
The author displays patient treatment of Edna's movement from self-centered to other-centered....
- Stephen Visakay / Amazon.com Review
Maddy Lederman is a 21 st Century Judy Blume.
We purchased EDNA In The DESERT for our neighbor's young daughter & read it first. We Loved it...
Can a Beverly Hills teen survive without a smart phone, Internet, and TV?
Edna will find out.
The 2nd Edition of EDNA IN THE DESERT is now available!
“I loved this realistic, funny-and-yet-equally-serious, pitch-perfect novel about a young teen with no distractions–other than herself. What Edna learns over her summer in the desert makes for one of my favorite books of the year.” –Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date and The Mosts
Edna in the Desert, a novel
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