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The meadows / Stephanie Oakes.

"Eleanor believed acceptance to the Meadows would better her life, but the seemingly perfect institution hides a dark agenda, and after her graduation, Eleanor grapples with her experience as she uncovers the fate of her lost love, Rose."
Everyone hopes for a letter—to attend the Estuary, the Glades, the Meadows. These are the special places where only the best and brightest go to burn even brighter. When Eleanor is accepted at the Meadows, it means escape from her hardscrabble life by the sea, in a country ravaged by climate disaster. But despite its luminous facilities, endless fields, and pretty things, the Meadows keeps dark secrets: its purpose is to reform students, to condition them against their attractions, to show them that one way of life is the only way to survive. And maybe Eleanor would believe them, except then she meets Rose. Five years later, Eleanor and her friends seem free of the Meadows, changed but not as they’d hoped. Eleanor is an adjudicator, her job to ensure her former classmates don’t stray from the lives they’ve been trained to live. But Eleanor can’t escape her past . . . or thoughts of the girl she once loved. As secrets unfurl, Eleanor must wage a dangerous battle for her own identity and the truth of what happened to the girl she lost, knowing, if she’s not careful, Rose’s fate could be her own.

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  • ISBN: 9780593111482
  • ISBN: 0593111486
  • Physical Description: 435 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 years and up. Dial Books.
640 Lexile.
Subject: Climatic changes > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Sexual minorities > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
LGBTQ+ people > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Dystopian fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Bethlehem Main Library YA (Text) 33062009789422 New YA Fiction Available -

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