Dark Eden – Patrick Carmen

I have mixed feelings about this book, but on the whole it was a good read.  The premise is simple:   Will Besting and six other teens are sent to Fort Eden, a reclusive camp, for intensive psychotherapy.  Each of the teenagers has a severe phobia and traditional therapy, delivered by the same therapist, has done little to help.  At Fort Eden, Will hides out in the bomb shelter and views all the treatments from a bank of monitors.  The treatments require the patients to experience their greatest fears, and leave the teens with odd, lingering side effects.  Although the premise is unique, I felt the plot didn’t go as far and deep as it could have.  Once all secrets of Fort Eden were revealed to Will, he didn’t really do anything with them.  Nevertheless, the book is sure to find an audience.

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