Saturday, September 7, 2013

A version of the truth

A colonial village, a tortured young girl.  It doesn't sound compelling, but All the Truth That's in Me is a definite page turner.  Judith is a 16 year old girl, recently released after being held captive for two years. At the same time Judith went missing, another young girl was found dead in a river. Only Judith knows the answer to her disappearance and the other girl's death - but she isn't talking.  The story unwinds in tense chapters.  The villagers treatment of Judith leaves the reader feeling dread, while her love of her neighbor Lucas adds tenderness to the story.  Julie Berry's debut novel showcases a compelling heroine in Judith. 

All the Truth That's in Me is being released in September and will be in Oxford Public Library soon!


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